Agrimonia pubescens Wallr.
Family: Rosaceae
downy agrimony, soft agrimony
[Agrimonia mollis (Torr. & A.Gray) Britton]
Agrimonia pubescens image
Robert Bierman  
Agrimonia pubescens image
Bell Museum  
Etymology: Agrimonia: possibly from Greek argema, an eye-disease, because of supposed medicinal value
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 40" + tall forb; stems stout with dense, short hairs
Leaves: once pinnately-divided into 5-13 large leaflets with smaller leaflets in-between, coarsely toothed, velvety below
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, stalked; inflorescence a spike-like, interrupted cluster (raceme) on a stalk with dense, short hairs; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed with hooked prickles in a bell-shaped cluster fruit drawing
Habitat: partial sun; dry; 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 velvety pubescent below

- stipules of mid-cauline leaves ovate-reniform, coarsely but regularly toothed