New England southward and westward.
Perhaps this is the most common of all the golden-rods that abound in dry fields. The flowers grow in a dense plume, or compound panicle, along the upper side of the stem; and the few tapering leaves are of a dull greyish green. It seldom grows over two feet high. The simple stem has a cottony look.
S. Canadensis, Canada golden-rod, is a tall species with spreading racemes of flowers. The leaves are lanceolate and very rough on the upper side.
S. mollis, or velvety golden-rod, is distinguishable by the soft fleecy fuzz with which it is covered. It grows in dry plains from Minnesota southward and westward.
S.juncea, Plate LXIX.