Need to identify this plant--goldenrod maybe?

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This plant is common on the roadside near my home in Maryland. Photo taken Sept 7.
need to identify this plant goldenrod maybe, flowers, gardening, I took this photo with a ruler for scale
I took this photo with a ruler for scale
need to identify this plant goldenrod maybe, flowers, gardening, This is a close up of flower buds
This is a close-up of flower buds
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  • Luis Luis on Sep 07, 2013
    s137 that is exactly what it is Goldenrod and it does grow all over the place

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 08, 2013
    Looks like goldenrod to me.

  • Katie Price Katie Price on Sep 08, 2013
    Goldenrod is a native plant in the Eastern US. It does not cause seasonal allergies like ragweed does. Ragweed blooms at the same time, but has insignificant (visually anyway) flowers.

  • ByLightOfMoon ByLightOfMoon on Sep 08, 2013
    I find it also all over along our country roads in Western North Carolina. I got some today to try and dry for all arrangements or wreaths. I have removed the leaves and hung upside down to see how this does, I also sprayed some with hair spray to see if it holds the color better. It is everywhere, you took a fabulous photos of it. Smiles, Cyndi

  • Lori J Lori J on Sep 08, 2013
    State flower for Nebraska!

  • Therese Ryan-Haas Therese Ryan-Haas on Sep 09, 2013
    Sure is. Sells for $3 a stem at a floral shop near me. I chuckle every time I see fields of it.

  • Yvonne B Yvonne B on Sep 09, 2013
    I have used it in floral arrangements myself, from the wild picked stems from my field. Very pretty filler.

  • Joann Harris Joann Harris on Sep 09, 2013
    Yep! that's golden rod all right and I am really allergic to it .

  • Luis Luis on Sep 09, 2013
    Joann that is to bad they are really pretty, I have some in my garden

  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Sep 09, 2013
    It IS a weed BUT someone decided a few years ago that they would make wonderful garden/yard plant material NOW the country is covered with them. Milkweed, Queen Anne's Lace are just a couple more on that "gardening" list these days