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.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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