Solidago gigantea Ait.
An identifying feature of this perennial goldenrod is the pale green or light purple stem. The stem may also be glaucous (looks dusty). Numerous small, vivid yellow flowerheads are shaped in a many branched panicle.
A member of the aster family.
700,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container, division.
Fields, sedge meadows, woods.
Nectar source for short-tongued bees; beetles feed on pollen.