Solidago nemoralis Aiton
Common Name: GRAY GOLDENROD, OLD-FIELD GOLDENROD
Coefficient of Conservatism: 2
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Dry fields, prairies, and open barren ground; open forests of aspen and oak, jack pine plains, sand dunes, rocky clearings and outcrops, including limestone pavements.

The close, dense puberulence generally gives an ashy gray aspect to this species. If the branches of the inflorescence are not clearly one-sided (as sometimes happens, especially on pressed specimens), individuals might be confused with S. hispida, but differ in usually a nodding apex to the inflorescence, in the antrorse-strigose achenes, and in stiffer (less soft) pubescence.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Arenac County
    Including Charity Island
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=461.