Etymology: Agrimonia: possibly from Greek argema, an eye-disease, because of supposed medicinal value
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stout stems with long hairs
Leaves: once pinnately-divided into 5-9 large leaflets with smaller ones in-between, coarsely toothed, mostly smooth above
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, stalks hairy; inflorescence a spike-like, interrupted cluster (raceme) on a stalk with long, spreading hairs; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed with hooked prickles in a top-shaped cluster
Habitat: partial sun; dry to moist; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
- pincipal leaflets 5–9
- axis of inflorescence, stems, and leaf rachises conspicuously glandular and with long spreading hairs
- bristles of floral tube spreading or reflexed, elongating to as much as 3.5 (–4) mm
- fruiting floral tube top-shaped, often conspicuously grooved
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 2, Wetland Indicator = FACU+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"