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GRAY GOLDENROD, OLD-FIELD GOLDENROD
Dry fields, prairies, and open barren ground; open forests of aspen and oak, jack pine plains, sand dunes, rocky clearings and outcrops, including limestone pavements.
The close, dense puberulence generally gives an ashy gray aspect to this species. If the branches of the inflorescence are not clearly one-sided (as sometimes happens, especially on pressed specimens), individuals might be confused with S. hispida, but differ in usually a nodding apex to the inflorescence, in the antrorse-strigose achenes, and in stiffer (less soft) pubescence.