Agrimonia


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Agrimonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Rosaceae. The perennial rhizomatous herbs have glandular-pubescent stems and oddly pinnate leaves. The pentamerous, yellow flowers are in long spicate racemes. The fruit consists of one or two nutlike sections and is covered with hooked bristles. Upon ripening, the fruits hook onto animal fur and clothing.

There are approximately 15 species of Agrimonia, distributed primarily in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. The USSR has six to eight species. The common agrimony (A. eupatorio) grows in the European USSR and the Caucasus amid the underbrush, in thinned forests, along the edges of forests, in meadows, and along roads and fences. Its green parts contain tannins and yellow dyestuffs.

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Common herbaceous species include Agrimonia parviflora, Calystegia sepium, Dipsacus fullonum ssp.
Herbaceous plants found in the meadow were Agrimonia parviflora, Amphicarpaea bracteata, Asclepias incarnata, Boehmeria cylindrica, Cardamine bulbosa, Cuscuta gronovii, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Impatiens spp.
The herbaceous layer is rich in forbs, including Agrimonia parviflora, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Floerkea proserpinacoides, Galium aparine, Hesperis matronalis, Impatiens capensis, Laportea canadensis, Lysimachia ciliata, L.
By the end of July, species in this habitat include Agrimonia rostellata (woodland agrimony), Chasmanthium latifolium (spangle grass), Helianthus divaricatus (woodland sunflower), Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco), Oenothera biennis (evening primrose), Polygonum virginianum (Virginia knotweed), Silene stellata (starry campion), and Verbena urticifolia (white vervain), to name the most conspicuous.
Herbaceous species unique to this forest type are Asplenium platyneuron, Agrimonia pubescens, Liparis liliifolia, and Ophioglossum vulgatum.
Ground plants include Agrimonia pubescens, Alliaria petiolata, Allium tricoccum, A nemonella thalictroides, Arisaema triphyllum, Asarum canadense, Asplenium platyneuron, Aster cordifolius, A.