soft goldenrod, velvety goldenrod
[Solidago mollis var. mollis Bartl.]
Etymology: Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
Plants: perennial forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc.