Fall Wildflowers of New England
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Canada Goldenrod
Solidago canadensis
F. Asteracea
General Description:

Very similar to its relative the Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima), Canada Goldenrod produces very small, yellow flower heads that emerge from a series of characteristic outward-arching branches.

Solidago canadensis's sharply toothed, lance-shaped leaves and yellow blooms.
Flowers:

The flowers of this Goldenrod appear in tight bright yellow pyramid-shaped clusters along arching branches atop the stem. Canada Goldenrod flowers are very small, approximately 3mm in length.

Leaves:

Canada Goldenrod leaves grow along the arching stalk and are.

Habitat:

Canada Goldenrod grows in a variety of habitats, from roadsides to thickets to cleared areas..

Fun Facts:

The larger, thicker leaves of the related Largeleaf Aster, Aster macrophyllus, can be harvested when they are young, cooked, and consumed as greens.

White Wood Aster usually blooms in the late summer to early fall season.

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Goldenrod's yellow clustered flowers.
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