||Moderately tall plant, 2 to 6 feet tall. Inflorescence
Each branch contains small flower heads with a few central disc
flowers and 5 to 8 radiating ray flowers, all golden yellow.
Leaves egg-shaped, weakly toothed, hairless or nearly so.
Blooms in late summer to autumn.
Native plant of open fields and roadsides. In Wildwood
occasional in open spaces, especially along the bikeway and
Goldenrods are a difficult group to identify, and there are
many similar species. A moderately tall goldenrod in a
sunny place with a branching inflorescence is likely this
species. Tall goldenrod (S.
altissima) also occurs in open areas. It is tall, with
narrow leaves and an inflorescence made of curved one-sided