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Agrimonia gryposepala (Tall hairy agrimony)
Smith, R.W.

Agrimonia gryposepala

Agrimonia gryposepala Wallr.

Tall Hairy Agrimony, Agrimony

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: AGGR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: 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 , MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , 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.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agrimonia gryposepala in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agrimonia gryposepala in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agrimonia gryposepala


Record Modified: 2022-11-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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