|Scientific name:||Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald|
|English name:||Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers|
|Family:||Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter|
|Life form:||Perennial herb|
|Stems:||Height 100cm, erect, unbranched, bushy, clump-forming plant|
|Leaves:||Alternate, pinnately compound, leaflets lanceolate and sharp double-sawed|
|Flowers:||Plume-like spikes of tiny, pale yellow-white colored flowers|
|Fruits:||Capsule, pendant, glabrous, 3mm long|
|Habitat:||Urban woods, roadsides, waste ground|
|Distribution:||Feral in southern and central Sweden|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Aruncus, Latin aruncus "the beard of the goat," a classical name used by Pliny for herbs commonly known as 'goat's beard'"
dioicus, Latin for dioecious, referring to the species having separate male and female plants.