Photographer: Jennifer L. Dietl
Solidago sempervirens L.
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
|Status: ||Introduced - locally established|
|Plant: ||perennial forb, 1'-5' tall, somewhat succulent, mostly smooth|
|Flower: ||head with yellow rays; inflorescence dense, panicle-like cluster often leafy near the base|
|Leaf:||larger ones oblong to lance-like to 2 1/3" long; winged stalk almost sheathing the stem; thick to fleshy|
|Habitat: ||usually in sandy soil near salt water but now found inland along roads salted in the winter|