Family - Asteraceae, aster family
Genus, species - Solidago rigida
Leaves are rough, gray-green hairy on both sides Leaves are stiff with a leathery texture. Basal leaves are large. Upper leaves are smaller.
Dense clusters of flowers are produced at ends of stems. Ray flowers and disk flowers are yellow.
Solidago is from the Latin for "united" or "solid," referring to use as a healing medicine. The species name, rigida, is from the Latin for "stiff" or "rigid."