Rosaceae Juss.

Agrimonia L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical Northern Hemisphere, Jawa, S. Brazil, S. Tropical & S. Africa.


Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Tall herbs with imparipinnate, alternate leaves; leaflets dentate; stipules adnate to the base of the petiole.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually in terminal, spicate racemes; pedicels bracteate at the base, 2-bracteolate in the middle; calyx persistent, tube turbinate with oo hooked spinules or 5 teeth below the calyx-lobes; calyx-lobes 5, triangular, connivent in fruit; petals 5, yellow, circular to oblong, larger than the calyx-lobes, deciduous; disk annular, glandular, lining the mouth of the calyx-tube; stamens 5–20, uniseriate, inserted on the disk; carpels 2, styles filiform, exserted, with the stigma dilated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes (1)2, included in the hardened calyx-tube which is beset near the apex with a crown of hooked prickles.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hainan, Hungary, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:


Introduced into:

Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, New South Wales

Agrimonia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Rico, L. [2023], Mexico Eupatorium K000266005 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 448 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 206 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 446 (1753)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.