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Snow on the Mountain
Apiaceae
Aegopodium podagraria variegata


Thunder
Thunder
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb


Apiaceae Family

Aegopodium Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Bishop's Weed, Goutweed, Bishop’s Goutweed, Ground Elder


Location

Native to most of Europe

Physical Description
An aggressive ground cover that will quickly brighten a partly shady to shady area, variegated goutweed's compound white-edged leaves are gently toothed. It bears inconspicous white blooms in early summer


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Apiaceae
Apiales
Apiales
Api Order (Carrot)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Medicinal Uses: Ground Elder has a long history of medicinal use and was cultivated as a food crop and medicinal herb in the Middle Ages. The plant was used mainly as a food that could counteract gout, one of the effects of the rich foods eaten by monks, bishops etc at this time. The plant is little used in modern Herbalism. All parts of the plant are antirheumatic, diuretic, sedative, and vulnerary. An infusion is used in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and disorders of the bladder and intestines. Externally, it is used as a poultice on burns, stings, wounds, painful joints etc

Food Uses: Leaves - raw or cooked. An unusual tangy flavor, the majority of people we give it to do not like it although some reports say that it makes a delicious vegetable

Note: This plant is considered an aggresive weedy in many places:

Connecticut: Listed as Invasive, Banned

Massachusetts: Listed as Prohibited

Vermont: Listed as Class B Noxious weed





Snow on the Mountain




Snow on the Mountain




Snow on the Mountain


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