Blue-stemmed Goldenrod
Solidago caesia
Family: Daisy or Composite (Compositae or Asteraceae)

Flower arrangement: Blue-stemmed Goldenrod flowers grow in tufts along with the leaves as the leaves climb up the stem. At the top of the stem the flowers are more numerous, and the leaves are a little smaller. Each inflorescence has from 3 to 6 rays. Each flower is about 1/8 of an inch wide or 1 cm wide. The stem is smooth and a dark reddish-purple color.

Color: Yellow

Leaf arrangement: The leaves are about 2 to 3 inches or 5 to 8 cm long. They are lance-shaped and are very lightly toothed. The leaves are also very smooth. They grow alternately up the stem.

Size, Location, and Season: Blue-stemmed Goldenrods grow up to be 1 to 3 feet tall or about 20 to 90 centimeters tall. They grow along roadsides, in the woods, or in thickets. They grow throughout Wiscousin, southern Ontario, and from Nova Scotia south.

**Found along the Cambridge Reservior in Waltham, Ma in mid-September
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