Stems uniformly puberulent, sometimes with short glabrous-glabrate strips proximal to leaf bases. Mid cauline leaves mostly (15-)30-70 × 8-20 mm (2-6 times as long as wide). 2n = 18. Flowering Sep-Oct. Sandy soils, margins of woods, open pine and oak woods; 10-50 m; Fla. Subspecies chapmanii is found mostly in peninsular Florida, seldom in the eastern panhandle. Its leaves are sometimes similar in shape to those of Solidago fistulosa, both being more ovate than in typical subsp. odora.