Photographer: Paul Drobot
Agrimonia gryposepala Wallr.
common agrimony, tall hairy agrimony
Agrimonia: possibly from Greek argema, an eye-disease, because of supposed medicinal value
gryposepala: from Greek grypo, "curved, hooked," and sepala, "sepal"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stout stems with long hairs|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, stalks hairy; inflorescence a spike-like, interrupted cluster (raceme) on a stalk with long, spreading hairs; blooms July-Sept.|
|Fruit:||dry seed with hooked prickles in a top-shaped cluster |
|Leaf:||once pinnately-divided into 5-9 large leaflets with smaller ones in-between, coarsely toothed, mostly smooth above|
|Habitat: ||partial sun; dry to moist; woods, forests|