Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus) is a perennial native wildflower and is commonly found here in the woods, near the lake, and along the roadsides. This wild spirea plant is huge, growing up to 6 feet tall with white, arching flower plumes that resemble astilbes. The flowers occur from May through July. Goat’s Beard grows well in rich, damp soil in shady areas. This one is in the woods at the edge of my driveway. The large white flower stalks are stunning against the dark green of the woods. I’m tempted to dig it up and put it at the back of one of my shade borders. :)
These spireas are just starting to bloom here.
Goat’s Beard flower plume