Synonym:  Solidago graminifolia (L.) Salisb.

              

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Perennials.  Colony-forming from creeping rhizomes.  Stems are, glabrous toward the base, but become sparsely pubescent upward.  Typical plant height is 2 to 3 ft. (6 to 9 dm).

The terminal and branch inflorescences are in the form of a corymb, with flower heads clustered at the tips of branches on short peduncles, or in glomerules.

Flower heads are radiateRay florets are pistillate and fertile, yellow.  Disc florets are bisexual and fertile, yellow.

Basal and lower stem leaves are absent at flowering.  Stem leaves are often reflexed, extemely narrow, with one prominent vein, and often with 2 weak lateral veins, densely gland-dotted and mildly aromatic.  Axils of stem leaves often bear tufts of smaller, thinner leaves.

Cypselae are ellipsoid, round in cross-section.  The pappus is of numerous minutely-barbed bristles.

Plants of open, dry or damp, sandy soils, lake shores and dunes; mostly coastal plain.  Flowers August to September.  Native..

Similar species:  E. graminifolia.

 

 

 

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