Goatsbeard - Aruncus dioicus

[IFBC-E-flora]

[E-flora]

Description

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Food

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Ethnobotany

Pharmacology

Phytochemistry

Monoterpenoids

Cultivation

"Succeeds in most moist soils in sun or partial shade[187, 200, 233]. Plants do well in moist to wet soils but will also tolerate fairly dry sites[208]. Succeeds in acid or limey soils[208]. Grows well on the woodland edge[200]. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn[233]. Plants are hardy to at least -20°c[187]. This is a polymorphic species, especially the form that grows in Japan[187]. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value, 'Kneiffii' is only half the size of the type species[208]. Plants are fast-growing[208] and form very large clumps[187]. The flowers are sweetly perfumed[245]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required[208]." [PFAF]

Propagation

"Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Sow stored seed in late winter or early spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame until they are at least 15cm tall. They can be planted out into their permanent positions at any time of the year. Division in early spring or autumn[200]. Very easy, the clumps can be planted out direct into their permanent positions." [PFAF]


ARUNCUS - GOAT'S BEARD

Rose Family
1 sp.: northern temperate North America, Europe. (Latin: goat's beard, for inflorescence) [Jepson]

Local Species;

  1. Aruncus dioicus - goatsbeard [E-flora][PCBC][TSFTK]

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