- a hardy plant (Aruncus dioicus) of the rose family, with spikes of white flowers in clusters
- any of a genus (Tragopogon) of plants of the composite family, with flower heads and seed heads that resemble large dandelions, as salsify
See goatsbeard in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also goat's-beard noun
- Any of several Eurasian species of the genus Tragopogon, especially T. pratensis, a weed widely naturalized in eastern North America, having grasslike leaves and yellow, dandelionlike flower heads.
- A genus (Aruncus) of dioecious plants, native to the north temperate and subarctic zones, having bi- to tri-pinnately compound leaves and a large panicle of small white flowers.
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