||Tall plant, 2 to 7 feet tall. Inflorescence of
curved, one-side clusters forming a large terminal cluster.
Each cluster contains small flower heads with a few central disc
flowers and a few radiating ray flowers, all golden yellow.
Leaves narrow, weakly toothed, with three major veins.
Blooms in late summer to autumn. The plants persist well
into autumn, appearing frosted with white, hairy fruits.
Native plant of open meadows. In Wildwood very common in
the meadows along the bikeway, especially near the Outdoor
Classroom and in the northern meadow.
Goldenrods are a difficult group to identify, and there are
many similar species. This species is the most likely one
if a tall goldenrod is seen in an open sunny location, but other
species may exist in the Park.