Smooth goldenrod

On the north side of Tower Street, at Pensdale Street, in the scrub there, an individual of Solidago gigantea (it has 3-nerved leaves, and its lower stem is somewhat glaucous and smooth, and the top of the stem, at the inflorescence, is hairy – also, it is losing its lower leaves) is flowering (with a terminal inflorescence).

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Zigzag goldenrod

Solidago flexicaulis is flowering in the yard of the Friends Center on Cherry Street, just west of 15th Street.

Goldenrod

The goldenrod (most likely Solidago rugosa) growing on the embankment of the Reading Viaduct, alongside the railroad tracks that lead to Market East (i.e., the east side of the embankment), aren’t blooming yet.