A smooth, slender plant, the stem often glaucous and usually bluish or purplish, 1 to 3 feet high from a perennial root, and simple or somewhat branched. Leaves oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, sessile, long pointed at the apex, smooth, sharply toothed, 2 to 6 inches long, one-fourth to \\ inches wide. Heads of flowers one-fourth of an inch high or less, in axillary clusters or racemes, sometimes with some or nearly all of them forming a short terminal thyrsus; bracts of the involucre blunt and appressed.

In rich or dry woods and thickets, Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas. Flowering from August to October.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

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A. Blue Stemmed Or Wreath Goldenrod   Solidago caesia

A. Blue-Stemmed Or Wreath Goldenrod - Solidago caesia