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Agrimonia parviflora Aiton

Small-flowered agrimony, swamp agrimony

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusAgrimoniaFrom Greek Argemone, for plants which are healing to the eyes

About plant names...

Swamp agrimony is a North American native with a fondness for moist ground.

Identification: Plants are 30-60" (76-152 cm) in height. Leaf groups emerge alternately from a very hairy central stem. The groups are odd pinnate—composed of opposing pairs of leaflets and tipped with another leaflet. Leaflets are 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) × ½" (1.3 cm), and serrated. Interspersed between the larger leaflets are much smaller ones less than 1" (2.5 cm) long. Yellow flowers about ¼" (6.3 mm) in diameter, with five petals, are spread along the branches. They appear from August to September. Fruits are achenes: small fruits that contain a single seed that nearly fills it.

Online References:

Agrimonia parviflora at Illinois Wildflowers

Agrimonia parviflora on Missouriplants.com

Agrimonia parviflora on Ontario Wildflowers

Agrimonia parviflora on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Agrimonia parviflora on

Agrimonia parviflora on castle.eiu.edu


Agrimonia parviflora description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Agrimonia parviflora (small-flowered agrimony, swamp agrimony)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 14 × 10" (34 × 25 cm)

Agrimonia parviflora (small-flowered agrimony, swamp agrimony)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)


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