Common Agrimony

Agrimonia eupatoria

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Description

Agrimonia eupatoria, more commonly known as agrimony, is a perennial plant and part of the rosaceae family (rose family). It’s little pale yellow flowers bloom between June and August and it is often found growing in fields or near stonewalls and roadsides. Agrimony prefers full sunlight and alkaline soils. 

Agrimony is an astringent and bitter herb and has long been used as a remedy for diarrhoea. It can also be used to treat wounds and other external skin problems. However, agrimony contains up to 5% tannin, so consuming large amounts can lead to constipation and other digestive complaints.