The best and the brightest? That of course is goldenrods in general, but among them this one excels. It can be one of the more densely and intensely flowered species. This is the eastern cohort to Texas goldentop, which we looked at a couple weeks ago. As it goes west the leaves become less fine. It can be a challenge to decide which one you've got if you encounter them in Kentucky or Louisiana. Carolina grows in AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME(T), MS, NC, NJ, NY, PA(T), RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV, and NS. Dooly Co GA, 10/19/15.