Belongs to: rose family

Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria

Best time to see: Jun to Aug

Key facts

Tall, slender spikes of small yellow flowers, followed by rust-coloured hooked fruit

Yellow flowers have 5 petals, 5-8 mm; leaves are pinnate, alternating up the stem

Grows from a small rhizome covered in rootlets; found mainly in dry meadows


Used in herbal medicine for snake bite and in veterinary work to heal sores

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Photo © Tony Gunton