Aegopodium podagraria L.
Common Name: GOUTWEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Aegopodium podagraria A. A. Reznicek

A native of Europe, widely grown as a foliage plant or groundcover and readily escaping, forming colonies from rhizomes and also from seed near homesites, along roadsides, on banks, and at borders of forests. First collected in 1908 in St. Clair Co.

Usually cultivated as “cv. Variegatum,” with the doubly serrate leaflets margined with white; the leaves revert to plain green on plants established from seed. The plant is too invasive for most tastes, and is a potential threat to woodlots near houses or dump sites. The delicately ribbed fruit has a large stylopodium with slender style ca. 1–2 mm long.


Alger County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Chippewa County
Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Marquette County
Ontonagon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 4, 2022.