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Plant Details

Astilbe biternata

False Goat's Beard

Scientific Name:

Astilbe biternata

Common Name:

False Goat's Beard

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

4

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, seepage slopes, boulderfield forests.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Leaves

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Bloom Close Up & Seeds

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Martha Baskin

False goatsbeard can be distinguished by its 10 stamens and 2 seed pods per flower.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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