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Agrimonia pilosa - Ledeb.

Common Name Hairy Agrimony
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Meadows and roadsides in lowland and mountains all over Japan[58]. Forest undergrowth and shady places by the sides of roads at elevations of 1000 - 3000 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Europe to E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Agrimonia pilosa Hairy Agrimony


Agrimonia pilosa Hairy Agrimony

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Agrimonia pilosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

A. dahurica.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Seed
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177]. Seed - dried and ground into a meal[179]. Mixed with noodles[177].

Medicinal Uses

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Analgesic  Antibacterial  Antiinflammatory  Antipyretic  Astringent  Cardiotonic  Haemostatic  Hypoglycaemic  
Vasoconstrictor  Vermifuge

The stems and the leaves are analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, astringent, cardiotonic, haemostatic, hypoglycaemic, taenicide and vasoconstrictor[147, 176, 218, 279]. The plant is used in the treatment of abdominal pain, sore throat, headaches, bloody and mucoid dysentery, bloody and white discharge and heat-stroke[147, 272]. It is used in Korea to treat parasitic worms, bois and ezema[279]. The leaves are rich in vitamin K and are used to promote blood clotting and control bleeding[238]. The plant contains agrimonin, this is haemostatic, cardiotonic and lowers blood sugar, though it can also produce palpitations and congestion of the blood in the face[176]. The root ia astringent, diuretic and tonic[272]. It is used in the treatment of coughs, colds, tuberculosis and diarrhoea[272]. The root juice is used in the treatment of peptic ulcer[272]. A paste of the root is used to treat stomach ache[272]. Plants are harvested as they come into flower and can be dried for later use[238].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils, preferring a calcareous soil[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200]. The ssp. A. pilosa japonica. (Miq.)Nakai. is used medicinally in China[176].

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Propagation

Seed - can be sown in spring or autumn, either in pots in a cold frame or in situ. It usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 13°c[133], though germination rates can be low, especially if the seed has been stored[244]. A period of cold stratification helps but is not essential. When grown in pots, prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in late spring or early summer. Division in autumn[200]. Very easy, the divisions can be planted straight out into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Senada Del Ponte   Sat Sep 2 2006

An excellent Site. Congratulation! I am happy to descover it. S. P. Sel Ponte, Switzerland

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