Delaware Wildflowers • Guides
Solidago — Goldenrod
24 can be found in Delaware.
Two have flower heads in axillary clusters or on short branches
Solidago flexicaulis, Broadleaf Goldenrod Native, Piedmont & coastal plain
Also called zig-zag goldenrod, for the angles in the stem.
Seventeen have flower heads in terminal panicles
Seven have basal/lower leaves much larger than upper stem leaves
Leaves thick, fleshy, untoothed
Nine have leaves all about the same size
Five have flower heads in a long terminal cluster
Solidago hispida, Hairy Goldenrod Native, Piedmont only
Similar to S. bicolor, but with yellow flowers. Stem and leaves hairy. Dry open woods, rocky slopes.
Sources: The Flora of Delaware, Herbaceous Plants of Maryland.