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Astilbe biternata

False Goat's Beard

Scientific Name:

Astilbe biternata

Genus:

Astilbe

Species Epithet:

biternata

Common Name:

False Goat's Beard

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, seepage slopes, boulderfield forests.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Leaves

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Bloom Close Up & Seeds

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Martha Baskin

False goatsbeard can be distinguished by its 10 stamens and 2 seed pods per flower.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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