Baby goldenrod (Solidago nana) belongs to the Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the western United States, from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Basin. This herb grows in deserts and mountainsides, and up to a height of 50 cm. The stem is reddish. The basal leaves are dark green, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate or spatulate, up to 10 cm long, and with dense short soft hairs. The cauline leaves are smaller. The small yellow flower-heads bloom in a flat-topped corymbiform cluster from August to September.