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Published In: Beiträge zur Botanik 1: 45–46, pl. 1, f. 7. 1842. (Beitr. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/9/2009)
Status: Native


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3. Agrimonia pubescens Wallr. (downy agrimony, soft agrimony)

Pl. 523 l, m; Map 2403

Roots fibrous mixed with tuberous-thickened. Stems 30–100(–120) cm long, moderately to densely pubescent with short, ascending to incurved, and long, spreading to reflexed hairs. Leaves 1.5–30.0 cm long, the primary (larger) leaflets 3–9, these 1–10 cm long, mostly lanceolate to elliptic or narrowly obovate, narrowed or tapered to a bluntly or sharply pointed tip, the margins with mostly relatively blunt teeth, the upper surface glabrous or pubescent with sparse to moderate, short, appressed hairs along the midrib and sometimes also sparse, long, spreading hairs, the undersurface not glandular, but densely velvety-pubescent with hairs of various lengths and orientations. Inflorescence axis not glandular, but densely pubescent with short ascending hairs and usually also sparse, long, spreading hairs. Stamens mostly 10. Hypanthium at fruiting 2.5–5.0 mm long (5–7 mm long, including the beak), deeply grooved, not glandular, but minutely hairy in the grooves, usually with sparse longer hairs along the ridges. July–September.

Scattered to common nearly throughout the state, although apparently absent from portions of southeastern Missouri (eastern U.S. west to South Dakota and Oklahoma; Canada). Bottomland forests, mesic to dry upland forests, savannas, glades, upland prairies, banks of streams and rivers, and tops of bluffs; also old fields.



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