A close-up of bright yellow Stout Goldenrod (Solidago squarrosa) blossoms.
Captured along a roadside near Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Focal length:150 mm
Exposure:1/250 at f/7.1
- Flowers: Yellow; 10-16 flower rays; 15-30 disk florets; flower head is narrow and elongate; not secund; August – October.
- Leaves: Basal leaves are strongly toothed; egg-shaped to elliptical; lower and basal leaves are 10-25 cm long and stalked; upper leaves are much smaller and unstalked; are horizontal “wings” where the leaves join the stem.
- Stem: Erect, usually solitary; reddish.
- Height: up to 1.5 m tall.
- Habitat: Dry woods, fields, and rocky area
— Source: Andy’s Northern Ontario Wildflowers – Andy Fyon