Solidago canadensis Linnaeus var. hargeri Fernald. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Old fields, pastures, roadsides. Dist: VT and NH west to MN, south to VA, NC, TN, OH, IL, and IA. First reported for NC by Poindexter & Murrell (2008) and for TN by Morton (2017). Likely much more common than assumed, but misrepresented due to taxonomic confusion with S. altissima.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA20, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, SE1, Va, Johnson (1995); = n/a – RAB; < Solidago canadensis L. – Oh3, S, W, WV; < Solidago canadensis L. var. canadensis – G