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Agrimonia gryposepala Wallr.
Tall hairy agrimony, Agrimony
USDA Symbol: AGGR2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An erect, wand-like cluster of small yellow flowers extending above pinnately compound leaves; stem exudes spicy odor when crushed.
The species name means having hooked sepals. The similar Southern Agrimony (A. parviflora) has leaves with 11-23 leaflets; it occurs from Ontario east to Massachusetts, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to South Dakota. Five other very similar Agrimonia species occur in the East.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , AZ , CA , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: BC
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario east to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia, west to Louisiana, and north to Kansas and North Dakota; also in parts of West. Native Habitat:
Thickets and woods. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANatural Biodiversity
- Johnstown, PA
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Record Modified: 2012-09-18
Research By: TWC Staff