Scientific Name: Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'
Common Name: goutweed, bishop's weed
Family Name: Apiaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial, Invasive plant
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x > 25m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover, Herb, Medicinal plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Basal, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Trifoliate (ternate), Biternate, Elliptic, Oblong, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate
Flowers: Umbel, White, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Vigorous spreading herbaceous ground cover; leaves basal, ternate or biternate, petioles 5-15cm long, leaflets ovate to oblong, most 4-10cm long x 2-7cm wide, some deeply incised, creamy-white marginal variegation, petiolules 0.55-4cm long; umbels compound, 6-9cm wide, above foliage on long peduncles, florets white, 2-3mm wide, Jun-Aug.