Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Agrimonia pubescens Wallr. image
Photographer: Robert Bierman           
Family Rosaceae
Agrimonia pubescens Wallr.
downy agrimony, soft agrimony
Agrimonia: possibly from Greek argema, an eye-disease, because of supposed medicinal value
pubescens: with soft, downy hair
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 40" + tall forb; stems stout with dense, short hairs
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, stalked; inflorescence a spike-like, interrupted cluster (raceme) on a stalk with dense, short hairs; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed with hooked prickles in a bell-shaped cluster fruit drawing
Leaf:once pinnately-divided into 5-13 large leaflets with smaller leaflets in-between, coarsely toothed, velvety below
Habitat: partial sun; dry; woods

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