Solidago canadensis

Common Name: 
Canada goldenrod
Scientific Name: 
Solidago canadensis L.
Family Name: 
Asteraceae (Compositae) - Aster or Sunflower Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
upright, tall, hairless below, pubescent above, branched above
Stems of Canada Goldenrod
alternate, linear to lanceolate, sessile tapered base, variable margins - serrated to almost entire, prominent mid-vein underneath paralleled by two lateral veins, lower leaves deciduous by flowering
heads of golden yellow disk (tubulate) and ray (ligulate) florets; terminal panicles, densely clustered, numerously branched, appear plume-like