Goatsbeard, a native perennial, is commonly found at forest edges, along roadsides and lightly shaded areas where soils stay a bit wetter. It is most noticeable in the late spring and early summmer when its flower plumes are bright white rising up out of the dense dark green summer foliage. Goatsbeards large plumes are full of tiny white flowers which offers great pollinator support to native bee populations. It's an excellent plant for raingardens, woodland gardens and pollinator gardens if you leave the seed heads on the plant all winter long. If you do, it can self seed easily. This is a low maintenence plant that can tolerate sun or shade.