Other common names:
Rugged Goldenrod, Stout Ragged Goldenrod|
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Recurved phyllaries. These are the tiny leaf-like bracts that surround the flower head.
Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) - leaves similar.
Sharp-leaved Goldenrod (Solidago arguta)
Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)
Northern Goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata)
Bog Goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa) - grows in bogs.
Summer, Autumn; Yellow; Indistinguishable parts (petals); Yelow, late summer & fall.This species of goldenrod is characterised by recurved phyllaries. These are the tiny leaf-like bracts that surround the flower head.
Forests, Fields and Open Areas; Open fields.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 452
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 198
This is a tough species to ID, unless you see the recurved phyllaries.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: squarrosa: wide-spreading
Goldenrod & Ragweed, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Goldenrod, Ragweed and Mugwort, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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