Synonym:  Oligoneuron rigidum  (L.) Small

              

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Perennials.  Plants produce 1 or more stems from a branched caudex.  Stems are densely pubescent throughout.  Typical plant height is 2 to 4+ ft. (6 to 12+ dm).

The overall inflorescence is corymb-like ( flat-topped).  Branches are ascending, stout, densely pubescent and leafy.  Flower heads are not one-sided on branches.  Heads are radiate.  Ray and disc florets are yellow, fertile.  Involucral bracts and peduncles are densely pubescent

Basal and lowermost stem leaves may be present at flowering.  The large basal leaves are borne on long, winged petioles.  Stem leaves are much smaller, on shorter petioles.  The uppermost leaves lack petioles.  Leaves are hairy.

Plants of dry, open areas, rock outcrops.  In northeastern states, mostly coastal.  Flowers late August to late September.  Native.

Similar species:  Solidago ohioensis.

 

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