|An up to 5’ more or less spreading plant. The stem is branched and hairy. The leaves are pinnately compound and the oval leaflets are toothed. There are 1-3 pairs of much smaller leaves between the larger pairs. The yellow, 5-petalled flowers are in spikes that often droop. The fruit is bristly and hooked. Blooms July to August in roadsides, tree lines, thickets.
Similar to Small-flowered agrimony (A. parviflora) but the latter is more erect and has erect flower spike, and the leaves are narrower and more numerous.