A Solidago from Diane P., SC

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Hi, Dr. Hill,
This plant was growing in the Piedmont, along a rural dirt road within a pine forest, full sun with afternoon shade. I took the pictures Aug. 23-Sept. 2. I presume it’s a Solidago and I’m hoping it’s distinctive enough to identify because of its tall, graceful, sparsely-flowered growth.
Thank you,

Hi Diane,

I am unable to identify this at this time. I have only seen the one picture associated with this post, and would need to see more to get a better idea.  The heads do seem to be in a branched secund panicle, and there appear to be only a very few flowers per head, which will eliminate quite a few species.  I would need to see the entire flower cluster and leaf closeups to do better.


Steven Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS

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