Lance-leaved goldenrod

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Euthamia graminifolia (L.) Nutt.; old Solidago graminifolia (L.) Salisb.

Common name(s): lance-leaved goldenrod, flat-top goldentop, grass-leaved goldenrod, common grass-leaved goldenrod

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile, NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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– perennial

-Flowers July-September


  • 2′-4′ tall, rough
  • branched at the top.

-leaves are

  • 1″-5″ long and 1/8″-1/2″ wide.
  • simple
  • alternate

-The flattish flower cluster is made up of small, orange-yellow flowers and found at tips of terminal branches.

– many goldenrod species in New England, and closely related species may hybridize. May be confused with E. caroliana in wet low-pH depressions; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage


-disturbed sites

-meadows and fields


-shores of rivers

Natural History:

-native to North America

-has been introduced to Europe and Asia



Go Botany. “Euthamia Graminifolia (L.) Nutt.” Euthamia Graminifolia (Common Grass-Leaved-Goldenrod, Flat-Top Goldentop): Go Botany, 2021,