abc
Perennial.  Stems are 1 or more from a short caudex; glabrous toward the base, becoming pubescent in lines upwards.  Robust plants tend to form compact colonies.  Aromatic!  Typical height is 3 to 4 feet. 

Inflorescences are located toward the top of the plant, as tall as or  taller than broad, and sometimes arching.  Their numerous, crowded branches tend to be relatively short, spreading/recurved and densely short-pubescent.  Flower heads are arranged one-sided on branches.

Flower heads are radiate.  Ray florets are yellow, pistillate and fertile.  Disc florets are bisexual and fertile, bright yellow.

Basal and lowermost stem leaves are usually absent by flowering.  Stem leaves are lanceolate, untoothed, more or less smooth and glossy, covered with minute, sunken glands; anise-scented.  Stem leaves become progressively smaller upwards.

Plants of open disturbed sites, often on dry, sandy ground.  Typically coastal plain, but occasionally along powerlines inland.  Flowers late July into early September.  Native.

 


.

Similar species:  Solidago canadensis.

.

.

.

.


....


Images and text copyright  botphoto.com  and Arieh Tal, 1990 to 2018.  All rights reserved.  ( Terms of use )
.