Etymology: Agrimonia: possibly from Greek argema, an eye-disease, because of supposed medicinal value
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 40"+ tall forb; stems stout, hairy
Leaves: once pinnately-divided into 7-11 large leaflets with smaller leaflet in-between, the upper 5 large leaflets usually pointing forward, toothed, smooth above, glandular below
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, short-stalked, densely crowded; inflorescence a spike-like, interrupted cluster (raceme) on a stalk with dense hairs; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed with hooked prickles in a rounded cluster
Habitat: dry to moist; woods
Conservation Status: Native
- pincipal leaflets 5–7(-9)
- axis of inflorescence not conspicuously glandular, if glands present then sparse and hidden by pubescence
- bristles of floral tube ascending to erect
- grooves of floral tube with a line of hairs
- leaves not velvety pubescent below, smooth or scabrous to the touch
- stipules of mid-cauline leaves with a prolonged lanceolate terminal tooth or lobe
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3, Wetland Indicator = FAC- 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"