Solidago rugosa var. sphagnophila
Rhodora 6: 183. 1904.
Herbage glabrous. Distal cauline leaf blades lanceolate, somewhat reduced distally. Heads in compact to lax pyramidal arrays, branches divergent and recurved arrays. Rays florets 5–12. 2n = 18, 54.
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Sandy and boggy soils, cedar woods and wet ground
Elevation: 0–100+ m
N.S., Conn., Maine, Mass., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., R.I., S.C., Va.
Variety sphagnophila is a distinctive cedar-swamp race in its pure form. Intermediates with var. rugosa occur in areas of sympatry.