Botanical name: Agrimonia pilosa Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Agrimonia dahurica
Hairy Agrimony is a hairy perennial herb with erect unbranched stem 1-5 ft high. Leaves are pinnate and hairy. Leaflets are elliptic-lancelike, coarsely blunt-toothed, increasing in size from base to above. Stipules (tiny leaf-like objects at the base of leaves) are large, leafy and toothed. Tiny yellow, 5-petalled flowers, 5 mm across, are borne on a long slender spike-like cluster. Sepal cup is grooved, topped with bristles - sepals triangular. Petals are oblong-obovate. fruit is top-shaped, with ring of hooked bristles above. Hairy Agrimony is found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 1000-3000 m. Flowering: June-September.
Medicinal uses: The plant is used in the treatment of abdominal pain, sore throat, headaches, bloody and mucoid dysentery, bloody and white discharge and heat-stroke.
Identification credit: Gajendra Singh
The flower labeled Hairy Agrimony is ...