Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida

Stiff Goldenrod lower leaves usually persist, stem leaves are clasping, and flowers are larger, the involucre 6 to 8 mm long with 14 to 35 disc flowers.

Stiff Goldenrod prefers sun and thrives in dry fields, prairies, and along roads.

Sources:,, other authoritative resources and personal experience.