Aegopodium podagraria L.
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Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria

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Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria

Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma complanata @ BPI (1)

Phoma podagrariae @ BPI (1)
Andrenidae  Andrena crataegi @ CUIC_ENT (3)

Andrena platyparia @ CUIC_ENT (2)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta aegopodii @ BPI (2)

Phyllosticta podagrariae @ BPI (1)
Chromadoridae  Actinonema podagrariae @ BPI (2)
Dermateaceae  Mollisia pastinacae @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe martii @ BPI (1)

Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella aegopodii @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella podagrariae @ BPI (1)

Phloeospora aegopodii @ BPI (3)

Septoria aegopodii @ BPI (9)

Septoria aegopodina @ BPI (6)

Septoria podagrariae @ BPI (66); 383546B (1); 383546A (1)
Peronosporaceae  Plasmopara aegopodii @ BPI (15)

Plasmopara nivea @ BPI (68)

Plasmopara podagrariae @ BPI (2)

Plasmopara umbelliferarum @ BPI (3)
Phyllachoraceae  Phyllachora aegopodii @ BPI (2)

Phyllachora podagrariae @ BPI (21)
Protomycetaceae  Protomyces macrosporus @ BPI (60)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia aegopodii @ BPI (156)
Xylariaceae  Sphaeria aegopodii @ BPI (2)
_  Ascochyta aegopodii @ BPI (1)

Ascochyta podagrariae @ BPI (2)

Ascospora aegopodii @ BPI (1)

Stigmatea aegopodii @ BPI (4)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Aegopodium podagraria L. Bishops Goutweed
Apiaceae — Carrot family
Aegopodium podagraria
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Aegopodium podagraria L.

Bishop's Goutweed

Aegopodium podagraria plant

Family - Apiaceae

Stems - From elongate rhizomes and fibrous roots, multiple from the base, herbaceous, with a strong "fennel" scent, glabrous, to 70cm tall.

Leaves - Basal leaves long-petiolate, bipinnately divided. Petiole to +40cm long, with a wide adaxial groove. Leaflets mostly glabrous or with a few short stiff hairs on the main veins below, ovate to oblong, serrate to doubly serrate, with impressed veins adaxially, 7-8cm long, 4-5cm broad, sometimes lobed again. Upper leaves reduced but similar to basals. Petioles loose sheathing at the base.

Aegopodium podagraria leaf Basal leaf.

Aegopodium podagraria leaf Cauline leaf.

Inflorescence - Terminal pedunculate compound umbels. Peduncles glabrous, 8-10cm long. Rays 10-20, to 4cm long, glabrous. Umbellets with 10-20 raylets. Raylets to 6mm long in fruit, shorter in flower.

Flowers - Petals 5, white, spreading, glabrous, to 1.5mm long, 1mm broad, with an inflexed apiculate apex. Styles 2, -2mm long in flower, whitish, glabrous, expanded at base, divided all the way to the base. Stigmas capitate. Ovary inferior, green, glabrous, 1.1mm long in flower. Stamens 5, spreading, alternating with petals. Fruits slightly compressed, ellipsoid, glabrous, with a conspicuous groove between the locules, to +/-4mm long, 2-3mm broad. Styles recurved along the margins of the fruit.

Aegopodium podagraria flower Flower.

Aegopodium podagraria fruit Fruit.

Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Waste ground, old homesites.

Origin - Native to Eurasia.

Other info. - This species can be found cultivated throughout Missouri, rarely escaping into moist waste ground. The plant spreads quickly by rhizomes and can be invasive if left unchecked. It also thrives in shaded areas. Historically, the plant was used as a potherb, and also to treat arthritis and gout. A variegated variety, var. variegatum Bailey , is very common in cultivation.

Photographs taken in Marquette, MI., 7-28-02.

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Aegopodium podagraria L.
bishop's goutweed

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General Information
Symbol: AEPO
Group: Dicot
Family: Apiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 654. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
AEPOV Aegopodium podagraria L. var. variegatum L.H. Bailey


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae ⁄ Umbelliferae – Carrot family
Genus Aegopodium L. – goutweed
Species Aegopodium podagraria L. – bishop's goutweed

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Connecticut goutweed Invasive, banned
Massachusetts Bishop's goutweed, bishop's weed, goutweed Prohibited
Vermont goutweed Class B noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Aegopodium podagraria goutweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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