This was a striking huge monkshood (ge. Eisenhut), it was estimated 1.8 m high and had large flowers, i guess rather too big for A. paniculatum or variegatum ?
So i got no secure species ID at time. The genus is complex and ID of species' difficult in general - can you help me with this one?
height: approx. 30 feet
location: Summit County
habitat: grassy lot in between street and sidewalk
leaf type: whorled
There are a number of species of goldenrod and I don't know which species this may be, but it grows in great profusion all over this part of Ohio, mile after mile after mile of it in all directions.
See Photo (not great quality...it is a digiscope photo). Bird was seen by many Ohio birders on 9-9-14. This is, according to records, only the 4th confirmed Northern Wheatear to be found in Ohio.