Solidago L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; Qld, NSW, S.A.

*Solidago canadensis L.scabra Tor. & A.Gray

Perennial herb up to 1.5 m high, with stolons and rhizomes. Leaves alternate, simple, sessile, glabrous or pubescent, serrate, 3-veined, 5–10 cm long. Heads numerous on one side of the rhachises, in a terminal pyramidal panicle. Involucre 2–3 mm diam. Ray florets in 1 row; rays 1–2 mm long, yellow. Disc florets tubular, yellow. Cypselas terete, 1 mm long. Pappus of fine hairs c. 2 mm long. Garden escape near habitation. Introd. from N. America. Fl. summer. Golden Rod