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Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Eastern Goat's-beard

Scientific Name:

Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Genus:

Aruncus

Species Epithet:

dioicus

Common Name:

Eastern Goat's-beard

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist, nutrient-rich forests and woodland borders. Common in NC mountains and piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

NatureServe Global Rank: G5T5?

Goat's-beard produces dense panicles of tiny white blossoms in late spring.

Will Stuart

Goat's-beard is a showy specimen plant as plumes of bright white blossoms contrast with handsome, textured leaves.

Will Stuart

Compound leaves are 2- or 3-ternate, doubly toothed, with the terminal leaflet not lobed.

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/aruncus-dioicus/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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