Tall Goldenrod
Tall Goldenrod
Solidago altissima
Aster or Composite Family - Asteraceae
Topped by a plume of considerable size formed by outward extending and slightly arching floral branches. The upper surface of each branch bears crowded, small (about inch wide) yellow flower heads each with 9 to 15 ray flowers.
(Photographed September)
A relatively tall (up to 6 feet) form of goldenrod growing upright with many leaves of fairly uniform length along the entire course of the stem.
Leaves lance-shaped with a rough upper surface, three prominent parallel veins and widely separated, shallow teeth.
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