common name for plants of the genus Tragopogon
) of the family Asteraceae (aster
family) and of the genus Aruncus
of the family Rosaceae (rose
family), related to the spiraeas. False goatsbeard, a saxifrage, is named for its resemblance to Aruncus.
The two families are classified in the orders Asterales and Rosales, respectively. These orders belong to the division Magnoliophyta
, class Magnoliopsida.
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