A close-up of bright yellow Stout Goldenrod (Solidago squarrosa) blossoms.
Captured along a roadside near Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; with a Canon Rebel XSI.
- Flowers: Yellow; 10-16 flower rays; 15-30 disk florets; flower head is narrow and elongate; not secund; August – October.
- Leaves: Basal leaves are strongly toothed; egg-shaped to elliptical; lower and basal leaves are 10-25 cm long and stalked; upper leaves are much smaller and unstalked; are horizontal “wings” where the leaves join the stem.
- Stem: Erect, usually solitary; reddish.
- Height: up to 1.5 m tall.
- Habitat: Dry woods, fields, and rocky area
—Source: Andy’s Northern Ontario Wildflowers – Andy Fyon
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