Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 2439, Solidago nana.  


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  Asteraceae Solidago nana
Photographed 31 December 2020.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado

Solidago nana Nutt.  Baby Goldenrod.

Eagle Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. At the north end of “Eagle Ridge,” an informally named hogback between US Highway 6 and Eagle Ridge Drive, under the powerline tower, 3.36 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7328N, 105.215W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1846 m. Ponderosa pines and foothills shrubland, mostly Cercocarpus montanus.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2020, issued: Apr 9, 2020, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2439. 28-Aug-2020

Coll. No. 2439, 28 August 2020, characters observed: Perennial herb, 25-30 cm., from a stout creeping caudex, short hairy throughout; Leaves, basal, petiole 30 mm. + blade 50 mm. × 18 mm. wide, obovate (almost spathulate), cauline, subsessile, 23 mm. × 8 mm wide, reduced distally, oblanceolate, entire, veins, #3, but lateral veins very obscure, eglandular, margins, entire, ciliate, tips, acuminate; Inflorescence, pyramidal, branches, secund, not overtopped by leaves; Peduncles, 1.0-1.3 mm.; Involucre, 3.5 mm. × 2.5-3.0 mm. wide, campanulate; Phyllaries, unequal, in 3+ series, upper, largest, 3 mm. × 1.3 mm. wide, veins, 1 prominent, maybe 2 lateral very obscure, green, margin, chartaceous, flat, tips, rounded, few little hairs; Receptacle, epaleate; Flowers, of 2 kinds; Rays, #5, tube 2 mm. + blade 1.2 mm. × 0.6 mm. wide, yellow, fertile; Disk flowers, #9, tube 3 mm. + lobes 0.7 mm., throat expanding gradually, yellow; Pappus, many, well-developed, bristles, 2.7 mm., ±equal.

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