Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Agrimonia eupatoria


Agrimony is a member of the rose family although the flowers actually smell weakly of apricots. In the language of flowers agrimony means ‘thankfulness or gratefulness’. It grows in a range of grassy habitats including hedge banks, woodland edges, roadside verges and open grassland. The fruit of agrimony has rough burs which catch in the coats of animals to distribute the seed. A similar but less widespread species called fragrant agrimony also grows in Norfolk; this is a more fragrant and robust plant.

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Scientific Name

Agrimonia eupatoria

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