Aruncus dioicus

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Goat's Beard

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Aruncus dioicus

Category Perennial
Kingdom Plantae
Class Angiospermae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae
Genus Aruncus
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Aden Earth Zone

2 - 15


  • Cultivation: Naturalizing, Low-Maintenance, Easy-To-Grow
  • Light: Dappled, Part-Shade, Shade
  • Soil: Rich
  • pH: 7
  • Moisture: Bog, Wet, Well-Drained


  • Form: Groundcover, Herbaceous
  • Habit: Perennial
  • Flower: Large, White
  • Fruit/Seed: Small
  • Foliage: Leaves, Green
  • Uses: Medicinal, Ornamental


 Aruncus dioicus (goat's beard or bride's feathers) is a plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. It is a herbaceous plant with alternate, pinnately compound leaves, on thin, stiff stems. The flowers are white, borne in summer. This plant can be found throughout Europe, Asia, and eastern and western North America.

In the UK it is considered suitable for planting in and around water areas