Hemp-agrimony - Eupatorium cannabinum

Alternative names
Hemp Agrimony
Description

Robust medium to tall hairy plant. Stem erect often reddish. Leaves opposite, deeply 3-5 lobed, leaflets coarsely toothed. Flowerheads pink or purplish 2 to 5 mm in dense rather flat topped clusters, florets all tubular.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Damp habitats. Streamsides etc.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Fairly common in some parts of England and Wales but scarce elsewhere.

VC55 Status

Never common locally and is now becoming scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 24 of the 617 tetrads.

In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as Native; occasional; becoming scarce

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map