M.A.Curtis ex Torr. & A.Gray
Solidago verna is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names spring-flowering goldenrod and spring goldenrod. It is native to North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States.
This species is a perennial herb growing up to about 1.2 meters in height. It produces a single hairy, erect stem from a woody, branching caudex. The serrated leaves are up to 16 centimeters long and are borne on winged petioles. The inflorescence contains many bell-shaped flower heads. Each flower head contains several yellow ray florets and several yellow disc florets. This species is the only goldenrod in the region that blooms in spring.
This goldenrod occurs in several types of habitat, including sandhills, pine barrens, and pocosins. The three main habitat types are pocosin ecotones, the river terraces along the Little River, and wet pine flatwoods.
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- Solidago verna. Center for Plant Conservation.
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