Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Aruncus at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Eastern Goatsbeard, Bride's Feathers
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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.
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.
JK Marlow s030608_ab
June Greenville County SC
Leaflets resemble elm leaves; terminal leaflet is unlobed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
COMPARE compound leaves of woodland herbs, with toothed margins
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.
Tim Spira tps_adioicus
Inflorescence a large panicle of racemes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
COMPARE Cohosh, Doll's-eyes, and Goatsbeard
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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5 united sepals
15-20 stamens on staminate flowers
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p139
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p104
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers p072
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p134
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants p181
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p218
- Southern Appalachian Wildflowers p059
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p216
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p025
- Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition p093
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p114
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p116
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p147
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p336
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p073