Hemp-agrimony - Eupatorium cannabinum

    Alternative names
    Hemp Agrimony

    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

    Damp habitats. Streamsides etc.

    When to see it

    July to September.

    Life History


    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

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