Solidago bicolor L.
Family: Asteraceae
silver-rod,  more...
[Solidago bicolor var. concolor L.,  more]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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
Solidago bicolor image
from USDA Plants website  
Solidago bicolor image
Caroline A. Creevey  
Solidago bicolor image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Solidago bicolor image
Caroline A. Creevey  
Solidago bicolor image
from USDA Plants Website  
Solidago bicolor image
Solidago bicolor image
Solidago bicolor image
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