Solidago virgaurea. This hardy perennial is less invasive than the native species and harder to find. Produces 3-4 foot multiple stems topped with profuse golden plumes filled with small flowers. Much loved by the bees as a later season food source. Medicinal tonic for kidneys and lung infections.
A tiny seed, sow on the soil surface of a small flat container in spring. Keep even moisture not soggy. Provide a sunny spot in the garden