a fast-spreading weed, Aegopodium podagraria, of the parsley family, native to Eurasia, having umbels of white flowers.
Origin of goutweed
First recorded in 1770–80; gout
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Goutweed is a pest in nearly all gardens, and very difficult to get out.
Some of the worst weeds to get out are Goutweed and Coltsfoot.
At first you might mistake the Wild Angelica for Goutweed, as the leaves are very similar, but there are several differences.
The seeds of the Wild Angelica are quite a different shape from the Goutweed seeds.
At the top of each seed-vessel there are two long, thin bristles which bend over, very much like those in the Goutweed.
British Dictionary definitions for goutweed
a widely naturalized Eurasian umbelliferous plant, Aegopodium podagraria, with white flowers and creeping underground stemsAlso called: bishop's weed, ground elder, herb Gerard
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