Other common names:
Giant Goldenrod, Smooth Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod|
Other scientific names:
Solidago pitcheri, Solidago serotina, Solidago shinnersii
Verge d'or géante
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Smooth stem all the way up, is glaucous (has a whitish bloom). Very tall. Flowers early, not "late".
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) - stem fuzzy; flowers smaller.
Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima) - stem fuzzy; flowers about the same size; has galls.
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea) - blooms slightly earlier; has many basal leaves.
Summer; Yellow; Indistinguishable parts (petals); In spite of its name, this species does not flower "late". In fact, it flowers right on the heels of Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea), which is the first species of Goldenrod to flower in the season.
Up to 2 m (6 ft)
Smooth all the way up. Glaucous (has a whitish bloom that can be easily rubbed off).
Fields and Open Areas; Open areas, fields.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 448
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 190
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 184
This species is sometimes called "Tall Goldenrod" - in fact it is referred to this way in The Goldenrods of Ontario.
Goldenrod & Ragweed, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Goldenrod, Ragweed and Mugwort, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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