Solidago altissima L. - Tall Goldenrod
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - August - December.
Habitat - Old fields, pastures, meadows, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This weedy but attractive species can be found throughout Alabama and is probably found in every county of the state. The plant can be identified by its puberulent stems, alternate-toothed leaves, pyramidal inflorescences, and very small yellow flowers. The involucres of this species are about 3-4mm long.
Photographs taken off CR 31, Clay County, AL., 10-1-05.