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Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus
Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald var. acuminatus (Rydb.) Rydb. ex H. Hara
Bride's feathers, Sylvan Goatsbeard
Synonym(s): Aruncus acuminatus, Aruncus sylvester ssp. acuminatus
USDA Symbol: ARDIA
This graceful, erect, 3-6 ft. perennial is known for its large, ferny, tri-pinnately compound foliage and huge panicles of small, white flowers in long, slender, drooping spikes.
The male plant is preferred as it bears showier flower clusters and does not self-seed.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WA Native Distribution:
Alaska south to n.w. California. Native Habitat:
Moist woods; streams banks; below 5000 ft.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff