2. Agrimonia Rostelląta Wallr. Woodland Agrimony

Fig. 2268

Agrimonia parviflora DC. Prodr. 2: 587. 1821. Not Soland. 1789. Agrimonia rostellata Wallr. Beitr. Bot. 1: 42. 1842.

Mostly about 2° high (1°-5°), minutely glandular, simple or delicately paniculately branched; racemes filiform, short, loosely flowered. Roots tuberous. Stem glabrous, or with scattered hairs above; leaflets thin, commonly 5, mostly oblong or obovate-oblong and obtuse, crenate or dentate, often cuneate, scarcely ciliate; interposed leaf-segments usually a small entire pair; stipules small, entire and lanceolate, or ovate and laciniate; flowers 2"-2i" broad, the buds subglobose, truncate or nearly so; fruit 2" high or less, speading or nodding, hemispheric, the furrows shallow or obsolete; disk very tumid, its rim unmargined, its bristles short and weak, erect or ascending.

In dry woods, Connecticut to Virginia, eastern Tennessee, Missouri and Nebraska. Previously mistaken for A. striata Michx. July-Sept.

2 Agrimonia Rostell Ta Wallr Woodland Agrimony 6102 Agrimonia Rostell Ta Wallr Woodland Agrimony 611

3. Agrimonia Płmila Muhl. Small-Fruited Agrimony

Fig. 2269

Agrimonia pumila Muhl. Cat. 47. 1813.

A. microcarpa Wallr. Beitr. Bot. 1: 39. pi. 1. f. 3. 1842.

Small and slender, 1°-2° high, erect or assur-gent, simple, or with a few branches above. Roots tuberous; stem villous with spreading hairs below, appressed-pubescent above; leaves often crowded toward the base of the stem, frequently 3-foliolate; leaflets 3-5, small, elliptic to obovate or cuneate, obtuse or acute at the apex, often pilose above, soft-pubescent and pale beneath; interposed leaf-segments, if any, a small pair; stipules small, the lower ones lanceolate and entire, the upper rounded on the outer side and laciniate; racemes very loosely flowered, flowers small; fruit 2" long or less, minutely glandular, hemispheric to turbinate; disk flat; bristles few, ascending or erect.

In dry soil, Pennsylvania and Maryland to Florida, Kentucky and Texas. Aug.

4. Agrimonia Móllis (T. &G.) Britton. Soft Agrimony

Fig. 2270

Agrimonia Eupatoria var. mollis T. & G. Fl. N. A. I:

431. 1840. ?A. pubescens Wallr. Beitr. Bot. 1: 45. 1842. A, mollis Britton, Bull. Torr. Club 19: 221. 1892. A. mollis Bicknellii Kearney, Bull. Torr. Club 24: 565.


Virgately branched, 1 1/2°-6° tall. Roots tuberous. Stem pubescent, or villous below, finely pubescent or canescent above, as also the racemes. Leaves thickish, dull green, veiny, pale and velvety-pubescent beneath; leaflets mostly 7 (5-11), spreading, narrowly oblong to obovate, obtuse or acutish at the apex, trenate to dentate; interposed leaf-segments oblong, mostly a single pair; stipules lanceolate to ovate-oblong, cut-toothed or lobed; flowers 3"-4" broad, the buds subglobose, obtuse; fruit 2" long or more, ascending, spreading or loosely reflexed, oblong, to broadly turbinate; disk flat, or convex, the ascending blender bristles nearly in a single row.

Dry woods and thickets, Massachusetts to Michigan, North Carolina and Kansas. July-Oct.

4 Agrimonia M Llis T G Britton Soft Agrimony 612