False Goat’s Beard

ian August, September

False Goat’s Beard – Astilbe

Plant : False Goat’s Beard is native to Asia and Northern America but is grown locally in domestic gardens for its colourful spikes of flowers.  It spreads through rhizomes into patches.  When in flower it receives lots of attention from butterflies, bees and hover flies, in late summer and early autumn.  It is a member of the Saxifragaceae family.

Flower : The flowers grow in spikes at the end of long, slender stems, which are up to 60cm tall.  The sepals form a small pink bud, from which the slender, thin, colourful petals grow.  It flowers in August and September.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Astilbe pollen.

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