Solidago puberula downy goldenrod Asteraceae SOPU; R;

Solidago puberula.J. C. Semple.uwaterloo.ca

Solidago puberula.J. C. Semple.University of Waterloo.uwaterloo.ca (Accessed 4/2014).

Solidago puberula is a perennial herb, 20-100 cm tall, plant minutely sticky-hairy, especially upper parts, stems often purplish. 

Leaves alternate basal leaves 5-15 cm long, 1-3.5 cm wide, often widest above middle, tip blunt to pointed, margin toothed. 

Flowers orange-yellow, of two types, rays 9-16, disk flowers 10-18; bracteate base of head 0.3-0.5 cm long, bracts linear, in several rows, inflorescence leafy, often unbranched, clusters of flowers in axils of small leaves, July-Oct. FACU-. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Dry sandy or peaty, sterile, acid soils, rocky barrens.