Solidago curtisii var. flaccidifolia
Proximal midcauline leaf blades elliptic, moderately hairy. 2n = 36, 54.
Phenology: Flowering Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Shaded mesic woods and thickets, Piedmont and Appalachian mountains
Elevation: (20–)150–1000+ m
Ala., Ga., Ky., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va.
The broadest-leaved forms of the species occur in var. flaccidifolia. They can be confused with Solidago flexicaulis but lack the flexuous distal stem of the latter. A collection seen from north-central Mississippi is significantly disjunct from the nearest populations in extreme northeastern Alabama.