Scientific Name:
Aegopodium podagraria L.
Vernacular Name(s):
Bishop's weed; Goutweed

Stout, erect herb with long slender rhizomes. Stems hollow, grooved, up to 100 cm high. Basal lvs (1)–2-ternate, long-petiolate; ultimate segments ovate, acuminate, irregularly serrate, sometimes lobed, 3–8–(10) cm long, sessile or shortly petiolate; stem lvs similar to basal but usually smaller, 1-ternate and shortly petiolate. Umbels 2–8 cm diam.; rays few to numerous, 1.5–4 cm long. Fls numerous, white, 2–3 mm diam. Fr. dark brown with lighter ribs, 3–5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Nov.–Apr.