General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1 to 5 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: Brown, oval to bell-shaped with hooked bristles; containing 1 to 2 achenes.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Common names
  • Tall Hairy Agrimony
  • Common Agrimony
  • Tall Hairy Grooveburr
  • Hooked Agrimony

Photo Gallery
Location: Roberta Georgia
Date: August
bloom closeup
Location: Roberta Georgia
Date: August
seed heads
Location: Roberta Georgia
Date: August
Location: Roberta Georgia
Date: August
bloom stalk
Location: Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus, New York
credit: Randy Nonenmacher
Photo by robertduval14

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
  • Posted by stone (near Macon Georgia (USA) - Zone 8a) on Aug 19, 2013 6:52 AM concerning plant:
    The rosette in winter resembles wood betony. Unfortunately, the blooms are not as showy.
    I have specimens growing in the shade garden and in the meadow. This agrimony does not seem fussy about light.
    Said to be a butterfly host, but I haven't noticed caterpillars yet.

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