Solidago juncea Aiton
Common Name: EARLY GOLDENROD
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Dry sandy fields, jack pine plains, oak and aspen forests (especially along borders); clearings, rocky openings, occasionally along roadsides and railroads.

This species is typically the first goldenrod to start blooming (in July), except in the Jack Pine plains where it generally follows S. simplex and S. speciosa var. jejunifolia, but it has a long season. The tiny, nearly linear, entire leaves or bracts which are usually present on the uppermost portion of the stem are often conspicuous and helpful for identification, especially when the large basal leaves are missing. The later generally have blades ca. 7–20 cm long, on petioles half or more as long. Occasionally the branches of the inflorescence and, more rarely, the stem have rather sparse, spreading pubescence, but usually these parts are glabrous. Very rarely the branches of the inflorescence are not one-sided (see comments under S. speciosa).

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham 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
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee 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 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=459.