Solidago nemoralis Ait. - Woodland Goldenrod
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - September - December.
Habitat - Old fields, roadsides, pastures, waste ground, sandhills.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found in scattered Alabama counties mainly in the northern half of the state. The plant can be identified by the pubescence and grayish color of its leaves. The leaves have a soft, yet scratchy feel to them. The feel is hard to describe in words but is about equal to P600 grit sandpaper. This feel, combined with the crenate-serrate margins, makes the basal leaves of this plant easy to identify in the field.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 10-2-04.