Solidago caesia L.
Common Name: BLUESTEM GOLDENROD
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Solidago caesia A. A. Reznicek

Usually in rich deciduous forests (e.g., beech-maple), swamps, or at least moist clearings and thickets; but also in dry forests (e.g., jack pine and aspen or oak-hickory) and on forested dunes.

The rather delicate glaucous stem and mostly small axillary inflorescences make this an easily recognized species. The little inflorescences may be on elongate axillary branches or the plant may be unbranched. Both forms can occur together. The narrowly elliptic, usually toothed leaves might remind one of S. canadensis, but they are not at all triple-nerved.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=453.