West Highland Flora


Agrimonia eupatoria


Agrimonia eupatoria

Photo Gill & Adrian Smith
Ryedale Naturalists
29 Jun 1999 Ryedale, Yorks

Occasional among tall grass, bracken etc.

Flower diameter c 5-8 mm

ID: This species and Fragrant Agrimony have yellow flowers in long spikes, and lower leaves with small leaflets between the main ones.  See Fragrant Agrimony page for how to tell them apart by the fruits.

Other features: Petals 5, stamens 10-20.  Glands on stems and leaf underside few or none, much less plentiful than non-glandular hairs.  The hooked spines on the fruits attach to animal fur to aid dispersal.

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