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also goat's-beard  (gōts′bîrd′)
1. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Tragopogon of the composite family, having grasslike leaves and yellow, dandelionlike flower heads, some species of which are widely naturalized in North America.
2. Any of several dioecious plants of the genus Aruncus of the rose family, native to northern regions, having pinnately compound leaves and a large panicle of small white flowers.
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(ˈɡəʊtsˌbɪəd) or


1. (Plants) Also called: Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon a Eurasian plant, Tragopogon pratensis, with woolly stems and large heads of yellow rayed flowers surrounded by large green bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) an American rosaceous plant, Aruncus sylvester, with long spikes of small white flowers
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Noun1.goatsbeard - weedy European annual with yellow flowersgoatsbeard - weedy European annual with yellow flowers; naturalized in United States
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon - genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads
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It includes, for example, lady's mantle, bloodroot, bleeding heart, Solomon's seal, trillium, cranesbill, hosta, goatsbeard, foamflower, astilbe and all kinds of ferns and sedges.
Similarly, the Nymphcva alba "rests," "rises," and "sees," while the Goatsbeard "shuts" its petals and "Retreat[s]," portrayed in terms of vital, voluntary actions that privilege the presence of endogenous rhythms and faculties within these species.
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False goatsbeard (Astilbe) is an amazing perennial, which will grace your garden with splashes of pink, red or white in the summer.
Along the roadsides, find Meadow Goatsbeard Season and Sweet Clover Season and Buttercup Season.
"Living Clock": In his horologium florae/Linnaeus lunched by goatsbeard, as scarlet pimpernel closed//and hawkbit yellowed the hour with forked bristle/while weeds and vulneraries worked a prediction/with time's vertebrae;/Linnaeu's star of Bethlehem motioned/from a pre-determined tilt,/his flowering tobacco furled//voluted leaves/for dark, admitting the evening/into ground slump.//The sow-thistle's thrive,/the botanical cog and wheel--/time through mineral seep and bloom.