West Highland Flora

Goldenrod


Solidago virgaurea

 

Solidago virgaurea

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Sep 2001 Penifiler, Skye

Frequent, usually on rock ledges, occasionally in grassland, from sea level to high on hills

Flowerheads c 8 mm across

ID: Composite (daisy-like) flowerhead but ray florets short and few (6-12).  Flowerheads in a tight cylindrical panicle, not a broad flat or loose one like Ragworts.  Leaves may be toothed but are not lobed.

Other features: Fruits c 3 mm long plus a 3 mm tuft of off-white hairs to aid wind dispersal.

 

  Solidago virgaurea

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2001 Penifiler, Skye

 
     

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