J20161110-0093—Solidago velutina ssp californica—RPBG—DxO
Solidago velutina ssp. californica—California goldenrod. Familar to most as just Solidago californica, this goldenrod was moved to S. velutina ssp. californica in The Jepson Manual (2nd ed.) A favorite of bees, butterflies, and other insects during late summer and autumn. This Solidago is found throughout most of California except for the deserts. Its range extends to Oregon on the north and Baja California to the south. Photographed at Regional Parks Botanic Garden located in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, CA.