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Common Agrimony

Agrimonia eupatoria

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, spiked, 5 petals.
Fruit:
Rough, burred fruit with hooks that clings to clothing easily.
Leaves:
Soft hairs present. Pinnate, in pairs of 3-6 toothed leaflets.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The flowers, stems and dried or fresh leaves can be used to make tea. The dried seeds can also be ground and eaten.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The entire plant is slightly fragrant and the flowers smell weakly of apricot.
Other Names:
Church Steeples, Cockleburr, Sticklewort, Stickwort.
Habitats:
Grassland.