Goldenrod or Solidago species unknown, a heavily arching plant. ..this was in a garden planting at the old farm house at the Field day last Sunday in Park Rapids.
Stiff Goldenrod or Solidago rigida. Commonly found in our area, in the ditches, and sometimes at the edge of the woods where it can get enough sunlight to bloom. Not many flowers, they are just clumpy at the top, the foliage is quite stiff.
Canada Goldenrod or Solidago canadensis, this one was found in a ditch also. He has very handsome arching stems. It is probably the most visible and most common Goldenrod in Minnesota.
I was interrupted this morning..Far Guy took a phone call..someone wants us to do a nature hike. We had to go over and see what kind of nature and trails they had, it is doable. They are heavily wooded, in small clearings they do have a few wildflowers, a whole lot of Poison Ivy and lots of mosquitoes. I guess I can bore some old people on a hike. Far Guy should really do this, I offered to make note cards for him with photographs. He said "It's not fair to make someone wait for me to come up with the words." So we will do it together. They must have been in a real pinch to call us, but they seemed like nice people..they have other activities going on at the same time. So hopefully all sixty people won't pick the Nature Hike:)