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Solidago lancifolia
Scientific classification
  • Aster lancifolius (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze 1891
  • Solidago ambigua var. lancifolia Torr. & A.Gray 1842

Solidago lancifolia, known as lance-leaf goldenrod, is a rare North American plant in the sunflower family. It is found only in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Solidago lancifolia is a perennial herb sometimes as much as 160 cm (64 inches or 5 1/3 feet) tall. One plant can produce as many as 400 small yellow flower headss, borne in a large showy array at the top of the plant and also smaller groups on side branches. Each head contains 5-8 ray florets surrounding 5-12 disc florets.

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