Aruncus dioicus, SE: Plymspirea, DE: Wald-Geißbart,
NL: Geitenbaard, UK: Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers
|| ||Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald|
|| ||Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers|
|| ||Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter|
|| ||Perennial herb|
|| ||Height 100cm, erect, unbranched, bushy, clump-forming plant |
|| ||Alternate, pinnately compound, leaflets lanceolate and sharp double-sawed |
|| ||Plume-like spikes of tiny, pale yellow-white colored flowers|
|| ||June-July |
|| ||Capsule, pendant, glabrous, 3mm long|
|| ||Urban woods, roadsides, waste ground|
|| ||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.
- The standard author abbreviation Walter is used to indicate Thomas Walter (c. 1740 – 1789), a British-born American botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Fernald is used to indicate Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873 - 1950), an American botanist.