[Solidago bicolor var. concolor L., more]
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, 4"-40" tall forb with all parts densely hairy
Leaves: hairy on both sides, elliptical, upper leaves obviously smaller
Flowers: head with 7-14 cream rays; bracts (phyllaries) narrowly rounded, yellowish; inflorescence a 10" long, narrow, branched, longer than wide cluster; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruits: smooth dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: dry; woods, meadows; in rocky soil
Conservation Status: Native