Plants of marl fens and marshes; mostly
open, sunny. Flowers from mid-August to mid-September.
Native; threatened in New York.
plant height is from 2 to 3 feet. Stems are solitary or
clustered from a branched caudex;
are in flat-topped, corymb-like arrays, confined to the
tops of stems. Flower heads are not
one-sided on branches.
Flower heads are radiate. Ray and disc floret
corollas are bright yellow.
leaves, typically present at flowering, are narrowly lance-ovate, tapering to long,
winged petioles. Stem leaves are
slightly sheathing stems.
ohioensis is similar to S.
rigida, which does not occur, uncultivated, in central New York.