Agrimonia parviflora Aiton - Swamp Agrimony


 

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Agrimonia parviflora - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Rosaceae

Habitat

Damp woods.

Associates

 

Distribution

CT and NY west to MI, WI, and SD, south through Mexico.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial, 50 to 150 cm, typically leaning rather than erect. Leaves with 5 or more pairs of lance-acuminate lateral leaflets (not including interstitial leaflets). Flowers in long, terminal racemes, petals 5, bright yellow. Rachis of the inflorescence finely pubescent.

Notes

Flowers late June to September

Wetland Indicator: Facultative +

The seeds of this plant mature late summer into fall and stick to clothing, like miniature versions of burdock. The interstitial leaflets (small leaflets between the larger ones) are characteristic of plants in this genus.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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