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Agrimonia parviflora - Aiton.

Common Name Harvestlice
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp thickets and the edges of low woods, growing in clumps[222, 274]. Moist or dry soils[235].
Range Eastern N. America - Connecticut and New York to Florida, west to Texas and Nebraska.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Agrimonia parviflora Harvestlice


Agrimonia parviflora Harvestlice

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Agrimonia parviflora is a PERENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). 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: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Febrifuge  Urinary

A tea made from the whole plant is astringent[222]. It is used in the treatment diarrhoea, bleeding, wounds, inflammation of the gall bladder, urinary incontinence etc[222]. It is gargled as a treatment for mouth ulcers and sore throats[222]. An infusion of the seedpods is used to treat diarrhoea and fevers[257]. An infusion of the root is used as a blood tonic and is given to children to satisfy their hunger[257]. The powdered root has been used to treat pox[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils, preferring a calcareous soil[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200]. Plants self-sow when growing in a suitable position[200].

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Plant 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.

Other Names

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NORTHERN AMERICA: United States (Connecticut, New York, West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia)

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Aiton.

Botanical References

200235274

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