They tend to grow in small stands in the woods. Most of the flowers grow near the top of the main stem. They sometimes form a round clump at the top, but usually they are spread along the upper part of the stem.
Closeup view of the stem and some flowers.
Flowers. This plants flowers in the late summer and fall.
Closeup of a flower.
Photo showing the "zigzag" stem.
Showing the zigzag stem again.
Young plant in the spring (mid May).
After a spring rain.
The upper stem leaves are much smaller, as is often the case with Goldenrods.
Upper side of a leaf.
Underside of a leaf.
Seeds in the fall (late October).
What's left of the plant in the winter (late December).