Goat's Beard

Depending on the taxonomic source, there are between one and four species in this genus of clump forming herbaceous perennials. Plants in this genus are closely related to those in the Filipendula and Spiraea genera. They are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

This is a nice plant for the shade garden with its upright form and finer textured compound leaves. The whitish flowers can also be quite showy.


Aruncus aethusifolius  
A. dioicus Goat's Beard
A. dioicus var astilboides Japanese Goat's Beard
A. sylvestris Guinea Fowl
   
   

 

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