Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Asteraceae
Solidago flexicaulis (Zigzag Goldenrod)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped
Fruit typedry
Flowering datesAug - Oct
HabitatMoist woods
LocalityPrimarily on basalt
DescriptionThis 1 - 2 foot tall goldenrod has stems that zigzag. The leaves are, broad with sharply serrate margins and taper to a point at the tip. The petiole is winged. The flowers are produced in a terminal cluster and from the axils of the leaves. It is often found in shady places.
Habit photoTB
Flower photoTB