Aegopodium podagraria L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Lus an easpaig

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Aegopodium podagraria L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

"Erect, branched, 4-10 dm; lower lvs long-petiolate, mostly biternate with 9 lfls but often irregular; lfls oblong to ovate, 3-8 mm, sharply serrate; upper lvs reduced, short-petiolate, chiefly once ternate; umbels dense, 6-12 cm wide, the 15-25 rays subequal; fr 3-4 mm; 2n=22, 44. Native of Eurasia, cult. in old-fashioned gardens and often escaped in ne. U.S., especially in moist, partly shaded places. Most horticultural forms have white-margined lvs."

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Lus an easpaigIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    Lus an ghútaIrishIE
    Farmer's plagueEnglishIE
    Lus an easbuigIrishIE


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

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