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Tall Hairy Agrimony
Agrimonia gryposepala

There are 2 species of agrimony in Minnesota, Tall Hairy Agrimony and Roadside Agrimony (Agrimonia striata). Differences between them are subtle, the more obvious are that the latter has hairy underside of leaves, not just along the veins, the flowering branches are mostly erect, it is more densely hairy all the way up the stem, and it tends to be a larger, more robust plant overall.

USDA symbol: AGGR2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height2 to 4 feet
Light ExposureSun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorYellow
Tall Hairy Agrimony (Tall Hairy Agrimony<div><em class="small">Agrimonia gryposepala</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience8
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceGeneral Disturbance

Pollinator Value: Low

Bloom MonthsJune to September
Larval Host ofBees, Moths
Specific Pollinators HostedAnacampsis agrimoniella, Andrena melanochroa
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRestoration
Coefficient of Conservatism3
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyDodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Koochiching, Le Sueur, Marshall, Morrison, Mower, Pine, Ramsey, Steele, Waseca, Washington
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands