Agrimonia Eupatoria, Agrimony



Common name:
Agrimony
Family:
Scientific name:
Agrimonia eupatoria
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK, except the Scottish Highlands
Height:
Up to 60 cm
Habitat:
Verges, grassland, hedgebanks
Flowers:
Five yellow petals, five short, triangular sepals, and a group of short stamens, with yellow filaments and reddish anthers. Below the sepals is a ring of bristles, topped by reddish hooks, curved inwards. The inflorescence is an unbranched, elongated cluster, in which flowers open from the base upwards
Fruit:
Cup-shaped, covered in hooked spines
Leaves:
Pinnately divided into a terminal leaflet and between three and six pairs of lateral leaflets (up to 6 cm long), all hairy and lined by coarse teeth, often red at the tip. Smaller leaflets grow between the larger ones
Season:
June to August
Rarity:
★★★★