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Agrimony

agrimony leaf 2

Leaves and Stem

The leaf may have three to six pairs of leaflets  and a terminal leaflet (see adjacent photo), and the margins are bluntly toothed.  They are hairy, more so on the underside.

When crushed, the leaves are mildly fragrant.

The stems can also be quite hairy (see photo).

agrimony stem

flower agrimony

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers are born on tall and slender stems that are leafless.   The flowers are between 5 and 8 mm across, with 5 petals and 5 sepals.

       

The fruit, when formed, has bristles.

spike of agrimony

Ecology and other notes

Agrimony is a perennial that is found in rough grassland, hedgerows and woodland rides.

       

It 'likes' neutral, or basic / chalky soils.

       

agrimony leaf

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