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Common name: European goldenrod 
 
Erect herb up to 60 cm tall with alternate lanceolate leaves, up to 12 cm long, upper smaller. Heads radiate, yellow, 8-10 mm across, in long terminal panicle; ray flowers up to 12; achenes ribbed; 
 
Only one Solidago species mentioned in Flowers of Himalaya book  
Erect unbranched perennial with terminal spike-like cluster of flowers. Ray florets 10-12 which are 8 mm long. Involucre cyllindrical. Lower leaves stalked upper stalkless. Fruit ribbed. Pappus present, long rough; 
 
so-li-DAY-go — from the word for heal, to make whole ... Dave’s Botanary
virg-AW-ree-uh — golden twigsDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: European goldenrod, woundwort • Hindi: पिंजा फूल pinja phool, सोनाली sonali

Native to: Europe, n Africa, w Asia, Pakistan, Himalayas (India, Nepal)   

 



 

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Kalatope id al220911a:  Another flower in bloom right now..

Location Kalatope Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
habitat wild
Height 20-24 inches

 

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Flora of Chakrata: Solidago virga-aurea from Deovan Area:   Solidago virga-aurea from Deovan Area
pls validate

Yes …

 

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Solidago virgaurea from Chakrata Road: Solidago vigaurea L., Sp. pl. 2:880. 1753

Common name: European goldenrod 
Erect herb up to 60 cm tall with alternate lanceolate leaves, up to 12 cm long, upper smaller. Heads radiate, yellow, 8-10 mm across, in long terminal panicle; ray flowers up to 12; achenes ribbed. 
Photographed from Chakrata on way to Deovan and towards Budher caves in September.


how many types of golden rods grow in India? I think … has some other species today…


The other is Canadian Shot, Solidago canadensis often cultivated in gardens.



 

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ID request-201111-PKA2:  Came across this plant at “Dachigam National Forest” near Srinagar (J & K).
Could this be some Senecio sp.?
Date/Time: 24-09-2011 / 04:45PM
Habitat: Wild
Family” Asteraceae.


Thanks … you found it flowering

Common in Kashmir, but did not catch in flowering
Solidago virgaurea


Dachigam had many of this plant in flowering.


Yes … Dachhigam was the area of my Ph.D. research.

The species is very common here as well as elsewhere in Kashmir. I just checked my herbarium collections. They were made in September and October. Last year I went in June and this year June-August and as such missed flowering, but shot it in flowering from Chakrata region.

 

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Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K. 161211 SRANA 01;

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 28th July 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2100 meters asl.
Plant height: 40-50 cms
Habit/Habitat: Wild herb.


Solidago virgaurea


 

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VoF Week :: DV :: 03 AUG 12 – 0436 :: ¿ Solidago ? along Hemakund – Ghangaria trail:   3 AUG 12
Hemakund – Ghangaria trailabout 10800 ft
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: small herb, about 60 – 80 cm high; flower about 10 – 12 mm across (not sure)
… only one photo; will be happy to know the ID to genus level


I think yes Solidago virga-aurea


Yes Solidago virga-aurea This was also common in Chakrata



 

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VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 0139 :: aster herb at Valley of Flowers:   2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowersabout 11000 – 12000 ft
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: sub erect herb, about 1 – 1.5 m high; flower about 1.5 cm long, 1.5 cm across (not sure, could be bit lesser)


Aster I think won’t have yellow heads. Looks like some Senecio, but difficult to say without leaves in focus.


Won’t be surprised with Solidago virga-aura


Am convinced it to be Solidago virga-aurea.

Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: herb about 1 m high; flower about 8 – 10 mm across
… have a strong feeling this plant is Solidago virgaurea
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Yes … Nice photographs.

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VoF Week: Solidago virgaurea from Valley: Solidago virgaurea from Valley


Yes … Nice photographs
Please help in the id of this composite, perhaps a species of Senecio, photographed along Mussoorie Chakrata road in September.


A guess.. Solidago virgaurea


I think you are right … Thanks a lot.

Came across this plant at “Dachigam National Forest” near Srinagar (J & K).
Bot. name: Solidago virgaurea
Date/Time: 24-09-2011 / 04:45PM
Habitat: Wild
Family” Asteraceae.


Yes … Nice photographs.


Solidago virga-aurea
Only one Solidago species mentioned in Flowers of Himalaya book

Erect unbranched perennial with terminal spike-like cluster of flowers.

Ray florets 10-12 which are 8 mm long. Involucre cyllindrical.

Lower leaves stalked upper stalkless.

Fruit ribbed . Pappus present, long rough.


 

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Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) :: Solidago virgaurea at Valley of Flowers :: 02 AUG 12 01:26 :: DV44 : 4 images.  1 post by 1 author.

Solidago virgaurea L.
so-li-DAY-go — from the word for heal, to make whole ... Dave’s Botanary
virg-AW-ree-uh — golden twigsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: European goldenrod, woundwort • Hindi: पिंजा फूल pinja phool, सोनाली sonali
Native to: Europe, n Africa, w Asia, Pakistan, Himalayas (India, Nepal)
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRIN

at Valley of Flowers on 02 AUG 12 


 

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This herb was shot from area around VOF, Uttrakhand and from Chakrata… I hope this is Solidago virgaurea…. kindly validate/correct


Thanks … Nice photographs


Solidago virgaurea, photographed from Chakrata.


 

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Inula cuspidata photographed from Botanical Garden, Kashmir University, identification needs confirmation.


Looks more like Solidago


It looks me also solidago virgaurea


 

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Solidago virgaurea? ABJUL01/18 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.

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I found a lone cluster of these plants on top of a rock. Could these be Solidago virgaurea? Please advise. Solidago virgaurea—European Goldenrod? Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP 2100m 09 July 2016 Thanks. Ashwini
I found a lone cluster of these plants on top of a rock. Could these be Solidago virgaurea? Please advise

Solidago virgaureaEuropean Goldenrod?
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
2100m
09 July 2016


I think matches with images at Solidago virgaurea L. 


On my Saturday trek to Triund, I saw these goldenrods in good numbers. Here are some photos. Please correct me if I have been wrong in identifying these as Solidago virgaurea. 6 images.


This must surely be ‘Golden Rod’, though certainly not just exclusively a European plant. Found from Pakistan to Central Nepal and temperate Eurasia incl. the UK. The only species of this genus known from the Himalaya.
Stewart found it to be very common in the temperate and lower alpine zone in Pakistan & Kashmir from 1700-3700m, commenting that the pubescence was variable.
Collet found it to be common at Shimla (Flora Simlensis). 
Flowers of Himalaya, say “light forests & open slopes” which fits with the habit shown.
In the UK, the species is described as “very polymorphic, with many named varieties differing in stature, pubescence, size, shape and serration of leaves, branching of inflorescence and size of individual heads.
I wonder if one day a taxonomist will recognise these variants as sub-species or even species and so we will have to examine Himalayan specimens more closely!
The common “Golden-rod” of gardens in the UK is S.canadensis but have information on this being cultivated (or escaping) in Himalayan districts.


 

 

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Requested to please ID these yellow fowers seen en route the Valley of flowers from Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.

Are these Solidago virgaurea?


May be. Efi page available at

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