Meadows, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides, wasteland, waterside.
Many small, tubular, bright yellow flowers, appearing in compact, slender spikes. Flowers have 5 stamens. Pollinated by insects.
A clump-forming perennial with narrow, lance-shaped leaves, up to 5 inches (13cm) long. The stems and leaves are hairless except sometimes on the veins underneath the leaves. The leaves are sparsely sharp-toothed. The leaves are arranged alternately along the opposite sides of the stem.
Giant Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Smooth Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod.