Slender-Leaved Goldenrod

Slender-Leaved GoldenrodThis large family (Asteraceae), commonly called the Aster Family, consists of 1,314 genera and 21,000 species of herbs, shrubs, climbers and a few trees is found chiefly in temperate and subtropical regions.  The Aster family is of value to man as ornamentals; a few are insecticides and fish poisons. This plant was formerly in the genus Solidago, as are many other species of Goldenrod. The leaves of Slender-Leaved Goldenrod are narrower than the leaves of other species of Goldenrod. The dried leaves of Slender-Leaved Goldenrod can be brewed into a tea.

OtherCommonName:

Flat Topped Goldenrod

ScientificName:

Euthamia tenuifolia

Community:

Edge

PlantStatus:

Native

LifeSpan:

Perennial

PlantHeight:

Perennial

FruitingTime:

Late August to November

Distribution:

Nova Scotia to Florida ~ Coastal strip in New Jersey

FloweringTime:

August to November

IdentifyingCharacteristics:

Hairy, sweetly aromatic ~ Leaves thin, linear, parallel-veined ~ Flowers numerous yellow plume-like heads, disk flowers more numerous than ray flowers