Much like the preceding, but smaller, with slenderer leaves and branches, from 1 to 1 1/2 feet high. Leaves,

1 to 3 inches long, I-nerved, often with very small ones clustered in the axils of the larger. Flowers grow in little buttons or clusters, all of which together make a flat-topped corymb. Often grows with the last. August to October.

Slender Leaved Golden Rod (Solidago tennuifolia)

Slender-Leaved Golden-Rod (Solidago tennuifolia)

Both are common along the coast in sandy soil from Massachusetts to Florida. Some botanists classify these two in a separate genus, Eutkamia. (See illustration, p. 223.)