- Family: aster (Asteraceae)
- Habitat: swamps, fens, wet meadows
- Height: 2-7 feet
- Flower size: tiny; arranged in broad plumes 4-8 inches across
- Flower color: yellow
- Flowering time: August to October
- Origin: native
The lower leaves of rough-leaved goldenrod are large, egg-shaped, and covered with rough hairs.