Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Sun – Part Shade (Tolerates shade)
Height: 1-6 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: June – September
Suggested Uses: Agrimony is a shade-tolerant plant in the rose family that grows well in dry to moist woodlands, shores and thickets. A good plant for restoration. It is an early successional plant that does well in poor soil.
Range: U.S.: Native to scattered areas throughout the Midwest, New England and the Southwest. Minnesota: Native throughout most of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees and flies.
Flowers: The 1/4″ flowers have 5 sepals, 5 petals, several stamens, and 2 pistils. They bloom on a wand-like cluster above the leaves and produce top-shaped seeds with little hooks that stick to your clothing.
Leaves: The compound leaves are divided into 2-4″ leaflets. The leaflets are coarsely toothed, many veined, with tiny leaflets between larger leaves.
Very similar in resemblance to the two other Agrimonia species present in Minnesota. See www.minnesotawildflowers.info for more information.
More information: USDA PLANTS Database profile page