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Solidago speciosa


     Showy Goldenrod








  Fruit Type:  Achene

  Fruiting Period:  Oct

  Flowering Period:  Aug - Oct




  Color:  Brown

  Size:  1 x 3 mm

  Shape:  Cylindrical with pointed end

  Surface Features:  Silky pappus; longitudinal ribs

  Scarification:  Not required

  Stratification:  30 days




  Cotyledons:  Round with entire margins

  Leaf arrangement:  Basal

  Leaves (early):  Simple, round, winged petiole, notched margins, hairs

  Leaves (later):  Simple, elongated oval with tapered end, winged petiole, notched margins, hairs