Much like no. 19 [Solidago curtisii Torr. & A. Gray], but the lvs wider, mostly (2.2-)2.5-3(-3.5) times as long as wide, and the infl usually in large part terminal, slender, and thyrsoid (sometimes branched), with only the lower clusters of heads evidently surpassed by their reduced subtending lvs, but varying to fully axillary and leafy; invol puberulent; plants often with elongate rhizomes; 2n=36, 54. Moist woods and edges of clearings; sw. Va. and se. Ky. to Ga., Ala., and Miss. (S. latissimifolia, misapplied)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.