Solidago multiradiata
(Rocky Mountain Goldenrod)
Asteraceae (Sunflower)

Solidago multiradiata grows in sunny, rocky places. Leaves are glabrous (hairless) and deep green. Flower heads are not arranged on one-side of the panicle. Flower heads usually have about 13 ray flowers. Petioles of the lower leaves have hairs on the margins.

Compare to Solidago simplex (not pictured). which grows at montane and subalpine elevations. S. simplex flower heads usually have about 8 rays flowers and the petioles of the lower leaves lack marginal hairs.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane, Subalpine
Time of bloom:  July - September
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers