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List of Maine Cranberry Weeds - Goldenrod

NARROW-LEAVED or LANCE-LEAVED GOLDENROD

Family: ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) (The Sunflower Family)

Genus: Solidago Species: graminifolia

Description: There are at least 18 species of goldenrod. This species is characterized by having narrow leaves that are long (3-5 inches) and pointed, almost grass-like, with 3 to 5 veins. The flower heads are comprised of 10-20 ray flowers and 8-12 disk flowers (all colored yellow). Plants can grow to heights of 2 to 4 ft.

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, and thickets;

In Bloom: July – October

Photo of an entire flowering stem of narrow-leaved goldenrod Photo of the flowering portion of a Narrow-leaved Goldenrod plant Another photo of the flowering portion of a Narrow-leaved Goldenrod plant

 


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