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The scientific name of the goat’s beard plant is Aruncus dioicus and the plant is a pretty plant with an unfortunate name. The goat’s beard plant is related to other common perennials we grow in the garden, such the meadowsweet and spirea shrub. The goat’s beard plant appearance is similar to the elegant astilbe. The plant is a member of the rose family, it is obvious how it came by the name of goat’s beard plant, but the name does not describe its beauty. Actually the plant was around during Roman days and earned the name of Aruncus goat’s beard. The goat’s beard plant was named by Pliny during that era. The plant is also native to Japan and North America. As with many native plants, the plant is very easy to care for. To read more visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to