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Goldenrod (Rough Stemmed)

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Solidago rugosa
Goldenrod (Rough Stemmed)


They are found in fields, roadsides and brushy areas.


They are tall with a hairy stem. They have many long, drooping stems lined with rows of small, yellow flowers.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type:  Flowers too small to be seen clearly in fuzzy clusters on one-side of stalks near the top of the plant
Flower Color: Yellow
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate and basal
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 2-7 feet) with thick, rough, 4-sided stem
Leaf Type: Elliptical, toothed with the top of the leaves rough to the touch. Basal leaves larger and more egg-shaped.

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