Solidago speciosa Nutt.
Family: Asteraceae
showy goldenrod
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Etymology: Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-60" tall forb forming multi-stemmed clumps; stems usually very leafy, smooth, and reddish
Leaves: firm, thick, mostly entire, and not hairy
Flowers: head with 6-8 yellow rays, bracts (phyllaries) slightly sticky and yellowish; inflorescence a 10" coarsely hairy, dense, branched conical cluster of heads; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruits: smooth, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods, inland sands; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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