Solidago rugosa var. celtidifolia
Rhodora 38: 223. 1936.
Herbage moderately to densely hairy. Distal cauline leaf-blades ovate, much reduced distally. Heads in wide arrays, usually with elongate proximal branches greatly exceeding subtending leaves. Rays florets 5–9.2n = 18, 36.
Phenology: Flowering Sep–Nov.
Habitat: Sandy and silty soils, fields, woods and wet ground, mostly outer coastal plain
Elevation: 0–100 m
Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va.
"thin" is not a number.