Agrimonia eupatoria

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Agrimonia eupatoria L.

Rosaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: single
Habit: horizontal

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Agrimonia eupatoria is a perennial.

Naming

Agrimonia eupatoria was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agrimonia eupatoria is a species in the genus Agrimonia which contains approximately 17 to 31 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of to 50 centimetres.

Leaves

Agrimonia eupatoria is deciduous. The green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets have serrate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Agrimonia eupatoria produces racemes of horizontal, yellow five-stellate flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Agrimonia eupatoria is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, Iran, the Eastern Mediterranean and North Afrika.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should have a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas
  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 40 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.

  • Cut back in autumn.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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