Sweden flowers: Goat's beard

Aruncus dioicus, SE: Plymspirea, DE: Wald-Geißbart,
NL: Geitenbaard, UK: Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers

Scientific name:  Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald
Swedish name:  Plymspirea
German name:  Wald-Geißbart
Nederlandse naam:  Geitenbaard
English name:  Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers
Family:  Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter

Sweden Flowers,Aruncus dioicus, Plymspirea, Wald-Geißbart, Geitenbaard, Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers

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
Flowering Period:  June-July
Fruits:  Capsule, pendant, glabrous, 3mm long
Habitat:  Urban woods, roadsides, waste ground
Distribution:  Feral in southern and central Sweden

Aruncus dioicus, Plymspirea, Wald-Geißbart, Geitenbaard, Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers


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.

Flowers in Sweden, Wildflowers, Aruncus dioicus, Plymspirea, Wald-Geißbart, Geitenbaard, Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers



Aruncus dioicus, Plymspirea, Wald-Geißbart, Geitenbaard, Goat's beard, Buck's-beard, Bride's feathers