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Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus

Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald var. acuminatus (Rydb.) Rydb. ex H. Hara

Bride's Feathers, Sylvan Goatsbeard

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Aruncus acuminatus, Aruncus sylvester ssp. acuminatus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Alaska south to n.w. California.
Native Habitat: Moist woods; streams banks; below 5000 ft.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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