Agrimony - Agrimonia eupatoria

    Description

    Height 30-60 cm. A hairy plant with golden yellow flowers of 5 to 8 mm in slender spikes. Fruit grooved with erect hooks at the top.

    Similar Species

    Fragrant Agrimony also occurs in our area and looks similar. Follow the link to see the differences. http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/rosaceae/agrimonia-procera.htm

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Dry grassy habitats, field borders and roadside verges.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial. Seed dispersal by hooking on to animals or humans.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in much of Britain except in the extreme north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 363 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map