Canada goldenrod – Solidago canadensis
Solidago canadensis L. var. scabra Torr. & Gray
Asteraceae (Aster family)
Clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial.
Leaves initially develop from a basal rosette. Leaves are alternate, lance-shaped, tapering at both ends, stalkless, usually with toothed margins. Leaves are numerous and crowded along the stem, with soft hairs below and smooth above.
Erect, up to 7 feet tall with little to no branching. Dense hairs present.
Flowers and fruit
Golden-yellow flowers are found in dense, pyramid-shaped, paniclelike clusters. The seed is enclosed in a single-seeded, wind-disseminated fruit.
Seeds and extensive creeping rhizomes.