Other common names:
Rough Goldenrod, Tall Hairy Goldenrod, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod|
Other scientific names:
Solidago aestivalis, Solidago aspera, Solidago villosa
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Very rough leaves and very rough stem.
Rough-leaved Goldenrod (Solidago patula) - has rough leaves and a smooth, ridged stem.
Hairy Goldenrod (Solidago hispida) - also has a hairy stem, but has a different form.
Summer, Autumn; Yellow; Indistinguishable parts (petals); Yellow, late summer and fall.
1-2 m (3-5 ft)
Rough with stiff hairs.
Wet Areas; Fields and thickets, damp ground.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 448
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 192
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 186
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: rugosa: wrinkled
Goldenrod & Ragweed, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Goldenrod, Ragweed and Mugwort, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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