Aruncus dioicus

Goat’s Beard

Names and Myths

Aruncus goat’s beard

dioicus dioecious

Natural history / Folklore

Only other member of this genus is native to Japan.15

Aruncus gives a showy display in the summer months and this combined with its height makes it ideal to use in the background, or even as a screen.68

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June-July Numerous white flowers. Sexes separate Pistillate and staminate flowers borne on different plants. Grows to 3-6 feet in height, leaves 2-3 times compound. Roadsides and woods borders.