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Porter's Goldenrod (Solidago porteri)

Porter's Goldenrod (Solidago porteri). A population was discovered in Georgia about a decade ago when a native plant enthusiast moved in to a recently developed residential neighborhood and did not know what kind of goldenrod was occuring in a thin strip of woods between her and her neighbor's house. The population was most likely decimated by the development, and what remained slowly dwindled. The last remaining individual from that population now resides at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, where horticulturists keep a watchful eye over it.

Photo Credit: Ellen Honeycutt
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: AL, GA, TN
  • Nature Serve ID: 135849
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/08/2022

Where is Porter's Goldenrod (Solidago porteri) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Porter's Goldenrod can be found in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee

Which CPC Partners conserve Porter's Goldenrod (Solidago porteri)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 07/14/2022
  • Seed Collection

As of July 2022, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative had collected 7 accessions of Solidago porteri from populations in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

Tina Stanley
  • 07/14/2022
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

As of July 2022, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative holds 9 maternal lines from 9 accessions (wild and ex-situ provenance) totaling 5551 seeds.

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Taxon Solidago porteri
Authority Small
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 4046
ITIS 36292
Duration Perennial
Common Names Porter's Goldenrod
Associated Scientific Names Solidago porteri
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama SX
Georgia SH
Tennessee S1
Ecological Relationships

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