Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests & woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens on staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-14-001:
Aruncus dioicus   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Goatsbeard, Bride's Feathers


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picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Steve Marlow    snm079801_30

January    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Fruits are dry capsules consisting of 3 seed chambers per flower, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm0205k_01

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm0205k_02

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm0305p_27

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm120506_446

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Female plants have clusters of tiny 5-petaled flowers, each with 3 carpels, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm120506_501

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_898

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_903

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_dioicus_sf_53005_4

May        

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Keith Bradley    kab_aruncus_dioicus_0369

June    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Ron Lance    rwl_aruncus_dioicus

June    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Ron Lance    rwl_aruncus_dioicus_b

June    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Pollinators at work.

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    s030608_ab

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaflets resemble elm leaves; terminal leaflet is unlobed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE compound leaves of woodland herbs, with toothed margins

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm090709_167

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm090709_173

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaflets have double-toothed eges, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm090709_210

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm090709_213

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm090709_221

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

Tim Spira    tps_adioicus

July        

Inflorescence a large panicle of racemes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Cohosh, Doll's-eyes, and Goatsbeard

picture of Aruncus dioicus, image of Aruncus dioicus var. dioicus

JK Marlow    jkm0308s_32

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden