Stiff Goldenrod (Hard-leaved Goldenrod)
Stiff goldenrod is a common plant in midwestern prairies, but in Connecticut it is endangered.
- Synonyms: Solidago rigida
- Family: aster (Asteraceae)
- Habitat: open, dry, rocky or sandy areas
- Height: 1-5 feet
- Flower size: small; arranged in flat-topped clusters 3-5 inches across
- Flower color: yellow
- Flowering time: August to September
- Origin: native
Stiff goldenrod can be identified by the combination of flat-topped flower clusters and rigid, oval leaves on the upper stem.