Friday, February 17, 2017

Solidago Multiradiata (Alpine Goldenrod)

7/10/07  Little Lakes/Mosquito Flat trailhead, Rock Creek, Inyo National Forest, 
E. Sierras, Mono County, CA

7/2/16 Gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek, Horseshoe Meadow, 10,000' elevation,
Lone Pine Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA


COMMON NAME: Alpine Goldenrod

SPECIES: Solidago multiradiata

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/2/2016

LOCATION: 10,000' elevation, gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek along trail to Horseshoe Meadow, Lone Pine Region, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA 

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant +- glabrous, hairier distally. 

Stem: < 5 dm, from woody caudex. 

Leaf: proximal cauline < 12 cm, +- linear to spoon-shaped, distal reduced, +- linear to ovate, +- clasping, generally long-ciliate. 

Inflorescence: flat- to round-topped or panicle-like with head-bearing branches from distal axils distinctly shorter than main stem; heads few to many; involucre 4--7 mm, phyllaries +- lanceolate, generally long-acuminate, occasionally acute, not strongly graduated, outer generally 2/3 to = inner. 

Ray Flower: 12--18; ray 2--4 mm. 

Disk Flower: 12--35; corolla 3--5 mm. 

Fruit: 2--3 mm, +- sparsely strigose. 

Ecology: Slopes, meadows; 

Elevation: 1250--3950 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SN, n SNE, W&I; 

Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, arctic Canada, New Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Jun--Sep 

eFlora Treatment Author: John C. Semple

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