Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Height: 40 -100 cm (1 to 3 ft)
Blooming: Sept. - Oct.
Solidago ohioensis Riddell
Stem: glabrous (no hair) and erect.
Flowers: are in 10-500 yellow flowerheads. These are arranged in a flat-topped arrangement set up like stages on risers.
Leaves: the basal leaves are often persistent throughout the plants flowering life. Many times the petioles are winged.
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all photos by Nathanael Pilla
Landscape: A very special goldenrod to the Northwest Indiana area being its distribution is restricted to the Great Lakes states. The large basal leaves and setting of the flowerheads make this a unique and gorgeous goldenrod for landscapes.
Comments: Ohio goldenrod is very similar to Riddell's goldenrod. The latter, however, have longitudinally folded leaves and have 3 or more longitudinal veins. Ohio goldenrod has one longitudinal vein and is not folded.
Etymology: The epithet name ohioensis means "from Ohio". The genus, solidago, comes from the Latin word, solida meaning "whole" and ago meanining "to make".