Solidago nitida Torr. & A. Gray is native to prairies and open woods in the western portion of the southeastern U.S. It is distinguished its flat-topped inflorescence, multi-veined phyllaries, usually hairless lower stems and moderately scabrous-puberulent upper stems and peduncles, and by its heads with 1-4 rays (Semple & Cook 2006 FNA). It is not likely to be confused with other species in subsect. Ptarmicoidei. The species is diploid 2n=18.