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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Solidago

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 878 (1753).

Derivation: Latin solidus, whole; ago, I cause; referring to the use of some species by herbalists to promote the healing of wounds.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Perennial herbs with rhizomes; stems erect; leaves radical and cauline, alternate, often dentate.

Capitula sessile to pedunculate, numerous, in terminal panicles, heterogamous, radiate; involucres cylindrical; bracts imbricate in several unequal series; receptacle naked, pitted, minute; ray florets female, uniseriate; disk florets bisexual; anthers obtuse at the base; style branches with lanceolate appendages.

Achenes pubescent; pappus of equal capillary bristles, 1- or 2-seriate.

Distribution:  About 100 species in North America and Europe; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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