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Bastard Agrimony

Aremonia agrimonioides

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Plant Profile

Flowering Months:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Also in this family:
Acute Leaf-lobed Lady's-mantle, Alpine Cinquefoil, Alpine Lady's-mantle, Ampfield Cotoneaster, Arran Service Tree, Arran Whitebeam, Barren Strawberry, Bastard Service Tree, Bearberry Cotoneaster, Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Bloody Whitebeam, Bramble, Bristol Whitebeam, Broad-leaved Whitebeam, Broadtooth Lady's-mantle, Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur, Bullace Plum, Bullate Cotoneaster, Burnet Rose, Catacol Whitebeam, Caucasian Lady's-mantle, Cheddar Whitebeam, Cherry Laurel, Cherry Plum, Chinese Photinia, Cloudberry, Clustered Lady's-mantle, Common Agrimony, Common Hawthorn, Common Lady's-mantle, Common Medlar, Common Ninebark, Common Whitebeam, Crab Apple, Creeping Chinese Bramble, Creeping Cinquefoil, Crimean Lady's-mantle, Cultivated Apple, Cultivated Pear, Cut-leaved Blackberry, Damson, Devon Whitebeam, Dewberry, Diel's Cotoneaster, Dog Rose, Doward Whitebeam, Dropwort, Elm-leaved Bramble, English Whitebeam, Entire-leaved Cotoneaster, False Salmonberry, Field Rose, Firethorn, Fodder Burnet, Fragrant Agrimony, Franchet's Cotoneaster, Garden Lady's-mantle, Garden Strawberry, Giant Meadowsweet, Glaucous Dog Rose, Goatsbeard Spiraea, Gough's Rock Whitebeam, Great Burnet, Greengage Plum, Grey-leaved Whitebeam, Hairless Lady's-mantle, Hairy Lady's-mantle, Hautbois Strawberry, Himalayan Blackberry, Himalayan Cotoneaster, Himalayan Whitebeam, Hoary Cinquefoil, Hollyberry Cotoneaster, Hupeh Rowan, Hybrid Cinquefoil, Hybrid Geum, Irish Whitebeam, Japanese Cherry, Japanese Quince, Japanese Rose, Jew's Mallow, Juneberry, Lancaster Whitebeam, Late Cotoneaster, Least Lady's-mantle, Least Whitebeam, Leigh Woods Whitebeam, Ley's Whitebeam, Liljefor's Whitebeam, Littleleaf Cotoneaster, Llangollen Whitebeam, Llanthony Whitebeam, Lleyn Cotoneaster, Loganberry, Many-flowered Rose, Margaret's Whitebeam, Marsh Cinquefoil, Meadowsweet, Midland Hawthorn, Mougeot's Whitebeam, Mountain Ash, Mountain Avens, Mountain Sibbaldia, Moupin's Cotoneaster, No Parking Whitebeam, Ocean Spray, Orange Whitebeam, Pale Bridewort, Pale Lady's-mantle, Parsley Piert, Pirri-pirri-bur, Plymouth Pear, Portuguese Laurel, Purple-flowered Raspberry, Quince, Raspberry, Rock Cinquefoil, Rock Lady's-mantle, Rock Whitebeam, Round-leaved Dog Rose, Round-leaved Whitebeam, Rum Cherry, Russian Cinquefoil, Salad Burnet, Sargent's Rowan, Scannell's Whitebeam, Service Tree, Sharp-toothed Whitebeam, Sherard's Downy Rose, Shining Lady's-mantle, Ship Rock Whitebeam, Short-styled Rose, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Silver Lady's-mantle, Silverweed, Slender Parsley Piert, Slender-spined Bramble, Small-flowered Sweetbriar, Small-leaved Sweetbriar, Soft Downy Rose, Somerset Whitebeam, Sorbaria, Sour Cherry, Southern Downy Rose, Southern Lady's-mantle, Spineless Acaena, Spring Cinquefoil, St. Lucie's Cherry, Steeplebush, Stern's Cotoneaster, Stirton's Whitebeam, Stone Bramble, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Swedish Service Tree, Swedish Whitebeam, Sweet Briar, Symond's Yat Whitebeam, Tengyueh Cotoneaster, Thimbleberry, Thin-leaved Whitebeam, Tibetan Cotoneaster, Tormentil, Trailing Tormentil, Tree Cotoneaster, Trefoil Cinquefoil, Twin-cliffs Whitebeam, Two-spined Acaena, Wall Cotoneaster, Water Avens, Waterer's Cotoneaster, Waxy Lady's-mantle, Welsh Cotoneaster, Welsh Whitebeam, White Burnet, White's Whitebeam, White-stemmed Bramble, Wild Cherry, Wild Pear, Wild Plum, Wild Service Tree, Wild Strawberry, Willmott's Whitebeam, Willow-leaved Bridewort, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster, Wineberry, Wood Avens, Wye Whitebeam, Yellow-flowered Strawberry
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Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Roadsides, woodland.

Yellow, 5 petals
The yellow flowers appear together in clusters. Each flower measures from 7 to 10mm across.
A roundish fruit. Unlike Common Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) and Fragrant Agrimony (Agrimonia procera), the fruit is without bristles.
A sprawling perennial. The leaves are trefoil and toothed. Scotland only, mainly around Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  

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It appears that you may have misspelled the name of the plant you are interested in. There is no plant species called "Aremonia agrimonioides." However, there is a plant species called Agrimonia agrimonioides, which is also known as Agrimonia eupatoria var. agrimonioides or hairy agrimony. This is a perennial plant that is native to Europe and Asia and belongs to the rose family. It is known for its small, yellow flowers and distinctive, serrated leaves. Agrimonia agrimonioides is a tall plant that can reach heights of up to 6 feet (2 meters) and is often used as a border plant or in naturalized areas. It is easy to grow and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and climates. Agrimonia agrimonioides prefers partial shade to full sun and is drought-tolerant once established. The plant is generally hardy and low maintenance, but it can be prone to pests such as slugs and snails. Agrimonia agrimonioides is also known for its medicinal properties and has been used traditionally to treat a variety of ailments. However, more research is needed to fully understand its effects and to determine the safety and effectiveness of using it medicinally.


Bastard Agrimony, also known as Aremonia agrimonioides, is a perennial herb that belongs to the rose family. It is native to Europe and Asia and is commonly found in meadows, pastures, and along roadsides.

One of the most distinctive features of Bastard Agrimony is its small, yellow, five-petaled flowers that are arranged in dense spikes. These flowers bloom from June to September and are a popular food source for bees and other pollinators. The plant also has pinnate leaves that are made up of small, ovate leaflets.

Bastard Agrimony is known for its medicinal properties and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. The plant is said to have astringent, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, and hemorrhoids, as well as to alleviate respiratory problems such as coughs and asthma.

In addition to its medicinal uses, Bastard Agrimony is also a popular ornamental plant. Its yellow flowers and delicate foliage make it a great addition to any garden. It is easy to grow and requires well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.

Overall, Bastard Agrimony is a versatile plant with a variety of uses. Its medicinal properties make it a valuable addition to any herbal medicine cabinet, while its delicate flowers and foliage make it a great ornamental plant. If you're looking for a plant that is easy to grow and has many benefits, consider adding Bastard Agrimony to your garden.

Another benefit of Bastard Agrimony is that it can be used in a variety of ways. The leaves, flowers, and roots of the plant can all be used medicinally. The leaves can be used fresh or dried to make tea or an infusion, while the flowers can be used to make a tincture or syrup. The roots can be dried and powdered to make capsules or used to make a decoction.

However, it is important to note that Bastard Agrimony should be used with caution, as it can be toxic in large doses. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using it, as there is not enough information about its safety for these populations. Additionally, people with kidney or liver problems should also avoid using it.

In the wild, Bastard Agrimony is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of conditions, but in a home garden, it is important to keep it well-watered, especially during dry spells. This plant prefers well-drained soil, so if your soil is heavy, adding organic matter to it will help. It is also important to note that Bastard Agrimony can become invasive, so it is best to plant it in a container or a part of the garden that can be easily controlled.

Another interesting aspect of Bastard Agrimony is its history and folklore. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and in folk remedies. In ancient times, it was believed to have powerful healing properties and was used to ward off evil spirits.

In Europe, it was believed to have the power to protect against witches and other malicious entities. It was also used to treat a wide range of ailments, such as wounds, ulcers, and skin infections. In Asia, it was used to treat fever, digestive problems and as a laxative.

The plant's name, "Agrimony" is derived from the Latin word "agrimonia" which means "pain in the eye." This name reflects the plant's traditional use as an eyewash.

Bastard Agrimony is also a popular herb in the practice of magick and witchcraft. It is said to be associated with the element of air and the planet Jupiter. It is believed to possess protective and healing properties and is often used in spells and rituals to promote good health and ward off negative energy.

In summary, Bastard Agrimony is not only a versatile, easy-to-grow perennial, with many benefits, but also it has an interesting history and folklore. Its medicinal properties and its association with magic and witchcraft make it a unique and intriguing plant to have in your garden. It can be a great addition to any herbal medicine cabinet and is a perfect choice for those interested in traditional medicine, folk remedies, and the practice of magick.