Astilbe chinensis

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Chinese astilbe
Astilbe chinensis pumila. Locatie De Kruidhof.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Astilbe
Species: A. chinensis
Binomial name
Astilbe chinensis
(Maxim.) Franch. & Sav.

Astilbe chinensis, commonly known as false goat's beard,[1] tall false-buck's-beard[2] or Chinese astilbe, is a plant in the saxifrage family, Saxifragaceae.


Astilbe chinensis is a herbaceous plant with alternate, pinnately compound leaves, on thin stems. The flowers are purple, borne in summer. The plant prefers full sun and is planted in moist clay soils


  1. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 385. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2016 – via Korea Forest Service. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.