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Plants of marl fens and marshes; mostly open, sunny.  Flowers from mid-August to mid-September.  Native; threatened in New York.

Perennials.  Typical plant height is from 2 to 3 feet.  Stems are solitary or clustered from a branched caudex; glabrous.

Inflorescences are in flat-topped, corymb-like arrays, confined to the tops of stems.  Flower heads are not arranged one-sided on branches.

Flower heads are radiate.  Ray and disc floret corollas are bright yellow.

Basal leaves, typically present at flowering, are narrowly  lance-ovate, tapering to long, winged petioles.  Stem leaves are lanceolate, sessile, slightly sheathing stems.

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Solidago ohioensis is similar to S. rigida, which does not occur, uncultivated, in central New York.

 

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