goldenrod, tall

COMMON NAME: Goldenrod, tall
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solidago altissima
FAMILY: Asteraceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Three to five foot tall perennial herb producing a yellow (golden) flower cluster at the apex of the
plant in late summer/early fall. Stems coarse. Leaves coarse/scurfy alternating along the primary
stem. Leaf apices are narrowly acute. Inflorescence is a panicle. Individual flowers are yellow.
Perennial producing rhizomes.
DESCRIPTION: Common along roadsides and pastures throughout the United States. Flowers in late summer to
early fall producing yellow-coated fields. While no known uses, it is considered an attractive drought
tolerant wild flower.

Flower / Seed Head Flowering stem close up.

Flower / Seed Head
Flowering stem close up.

Broad View Individual flowering plants

Broad View
Individual flowering plants

Broad View Flowering patch

Broad View
Flowering patch

Flower / Seed Head Flower close up

Flower / Seed Head
Flower close up

Flower / Seed Head Flower close up

Flower / Seed Head
Flower close up