Plant A Day – Tall Hairy Agrimony

Tall Hairy Agrimony Agrimonia gryposepala

Tall Hairy Agrimony
Agrimonia gryposepala

Who comes up with these names?!  Tall Hairy Agrimony could be the name of the last surviving Sasquatch!  I guess it’s to distinguish it from Short Bald Agrimony.

There are actually four species of Agrimonia in Indiana.  This one can be distinguished by its height and preponderance of hairs on the stem.  There are other differences as noted in the pics below.

Note that there are only two pair of large leaflets.  Agrimonia parviflora has several pair.

Note that there are only two pair of large leaflets. Agrimonia parviflora has several pair.

Note that the pod bristles point upwards rather than straight up like Agrimonia striata

Note that the pod bristles point upwards rather than straight up like Agrimonia striata

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