Family, Composite. Color, cream white. This is the only white golden-rod, although a variety of Virgaurea is found near the White Mountains with rays so pale as to be almost white. The bicolor is usually taken for an aster. The flowers grow in clusters, making short or, at times, rather long interrupted racemes upon the wand-like, softly hairy stems. Leaves, oblong, pointed at both ends, the lower ones with short petioles, the upper sessile, serrate. August to October.

In dry soil along paths and roadsides through open woods in the Eastern States.

Silver rod (Solidago bicolor)

Silver-rod (Solidago bicolor)