Agrimony, small-flowered

Agrimonia parviflora
An up to 6’ plant with a very hairy stem and alternate, pinnately compound leaves. The leaflets are narrowly ovate and toothed. There are several pairs of much smaller leaflets interspersed with the larger ones. The 5-petalled yellow flowers are in upright terminal spikes. The fruit is a bristly ball. Blooms July to October in moist places such as stream banks, swamp edges, low areas.

Similar to Hairy agrimony (A griposepala) but the latter is more spreading, has arching flower spikes and larger and fewer leaves.