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Aegopodium podograria

Common Name(s):
Bishops' weed, Gout weed, Ground Elder
Cultivar(s):
Variegatum
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Edible ground cover that was historically used to treat arthritus and gout.   Can become invasive.   Spreads by rhizomes

Hardiness:
3 to 9
Foliage:
Medium, green, carrot-scented leaves on a fleshy stalk; three-parted leaflet is divided into three subleaflets. Can be variegated.
Flower:
Small, white flowers in late spring to early summer
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade to shade; range of soil types, sandy loam to clay; tolerates compact soil and fertility; leaf edges may brown when grown in sun
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Spreading
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
deciduous, weed

NCCES plant id: 237

Aegopodium podograria Aegopodium podograria
James Gaither, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aegopodium podogaria Variegatum Aegopodium podogaria Variegatum
Bill, CC-BY-SA-2.0