Synonym:  Solidago bicolor var. concolor  Torr. & A.Gray

              

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Perennials.  One of more stems are produced from a branched caudex.  Stems are densely pubescent throughout.  Typical plant height is 2 to 3 ft. (6 to 9 dm).

The overall inflorescence is typically narrow and elongate, with numerous axillary clusters of flower heads.  Longer, ascending branches may be produced by robust specimens.  Flower heads are not arranged one-sided on branches.

Flower heads are radiate.  Ray florets are yellow, pistillate and fertile.  Disc florets are yellow, bisexual and fertile.  Involucral bracts are appressed, in several series; the outer bracts are smaller than the inner bracts. 

Basal and lower stem leaves are often present at flowering.  Stem leaves are smaller than basal leaves, and become progressively smaller upward along the stem.

Plants of sandy, gravelly or rocky soil, dry woodland slopes, clearings, or ledges. Flowers mid-August to mid-September.  Native.

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Similar species:  Solidago puberula, yellow-flowered forms of S. bicolor

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