Posted: 11/10/2016 at 17:58
That still looks like the Solidago virgaurea to me.
I don't know the plant suggested by Bob (Verbesina occidentalis) but I believe it has stems with longitudinal growths on the stems rather like those on the Euonymous stems, and I can't see anything like that on your second photo.
Have a look at this picture of Solidago virgaurea var. leiocarpa and see what you think.
I'm hoping Nutcutlet will have a look at this one - she's really knowledgeable re native plants.
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