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Stiff goldenrod


Classification:

Family - Asteraceae, aster family
Genus, species - Solidago rigida

Leaves:
Leaves are rough, gray-green hairy on both sides Leaves are stiff with a leathery texture. Basal leaves are large. Upper leaves are smaller.

Flowers:
Dense clusters of flowers are produced at ends of stems. Ray flowers and disk flowers are yellow.

More Information:

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."

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