Agrimony more common

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Agrimonia eupatoria; common agrimony

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The common agrimony, also called Agrimonia eupatoria or common agrimony, is a plant within the rose family (Rosaceae). Its main area of distribution is in Europe and Asia.

General information
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The common agrimony grows as a deciduous and persistent plant. It grows to heights of between 15 and 180 cm and has rhizomes deeply rooted in the ground from which the stems emerge. The alternately arranged leaves start at half stem height and are between 10 and 30 cm long. The agrimony flowers from June to September.

The convex flower cups are between 1 and 4 mm long. The five free petals are yellow and rounded.

Agrimonia eupatoria is the parent plant of Agrimoniae herba, the above-ground shoot tips of the plant collected and cut during the flowering period.

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Agrimonia eupatoria;

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Agrimoniae herba;