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Stiff Goldenrod


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 and upper leaves are smaller.

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

More Information:

The genus name Solidago is from the Latin for "united" or "solid," referring to use of the plant as a healing medicine.  The species name rigida is from the Latin for "stiff" or "rigid."