E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald
goatsbeard (bride's feathers; goat's-beard)
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Brian Klinkenberg  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #12853)

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Aruncus dioicus var. acuminatus

Species Information

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Additional Notes

A strong but graceful plant with tall, creamy plumes that liven up any woodland garden with height and presence. Quite long-flowering in moist spots.

Note Author: Gary Lewis, Phoenix Perennials


Ecological Framework for Aruncus dioicus

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 0 769 2750
Slope Gradient (%) 0 22 145
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 9 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 4 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(1), BWBS(3), CWH(231), ESSF(141), ICH(203), IDF(4), MH(5), MS(13), SBPS(1), SBS(190), SWB(1)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Aruncus sylvester
Aruncus sylvester var. vulgaris

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