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Aegopodium podagraria

Submitted by Linda Rohleder on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:56


Terrestrial Plant
Species (Common): 
Bishop's goutweed (bishop weed)

Aegopodium podagraria: Bishop's goutweed, goutweed, bishop weed

Plant Identification:

  • Growth form: herbaceous perennial
  • Leaf type: compound and alternate; long-petioled and divided into leaflets arranged in groups of three; green or varigated green and white
  • Leaf blade edge: toothed or irregularly lobed
  • Flower: white petals; five-petaled in mid-summer
  • Fruit: dry, does not split open when ripe, 3-4mm

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