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Agrimonia gryposepala

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornament, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera, treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: AgrimoniaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: AGRIMONY
Habit: Perennial herb, finely glandular. Stem: 1--several, erect, rhizomed. Leaf: odd--1-pinnate; leaflets evenly toothed, generally alternately large, small. Inflorescence: spike-like raceme, terminal, often also axillary; pedicel bractlets 2, near tip, fused at base. Flower: hypanthium stalk 1--2 mm, reflexed in fruit, bractlets 0; petals +- elliptic to +- obovate [or otherwise], yellow; stamens 5--15; pistils 2, ovary superior, continuous to style at top. Fruit: hypanthium obconic to cup-shaped, hard, ridged, rim with 3--5 rows of spreading hooked bristles; sepal tips converged inward, with hypanthium generally encasing 1 achene.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: generally northern temperate, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina. Etymology: (Greek: eye disease, from former use as cure)
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve J. Kline
Reference: Kline & Sorensen 2008 Brittonia 60:11--33
Agrimonia gryposepala Wallr.
Stem: generally 25--130 cm; glands short-stalked, occasionally also larger, dot-like. Leaf: largest generally 10--25 cm; stipules 0.5--4 cm, generally half-ovate; major leaflets 3--11, 1--10 cm, elliptic to +- diamond-shaped to obovate; abaxially with coarse, straight nonglandular hairs, generally with stalked and dot-like glands. Inflorescence: 9--43 cm, generally 10--50-flowered; pedicels generally 1--12 mm. Flower: sepals 1.5--3 mm, tips long-tapered; petal 2--4.5 mm. Fruit: hypanthium 2.5--6 mm; bristles 1--4 mm, in 4--5 rows, lowermost reflexed; converged sepal tips hooked. Chromosomes: 2n=56.
Ecology: Moist places, generally in woodland; Elevation: 100--1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCo), CaRH, n SNF/n SNH, n SNH, SnBr, PR; Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America, mountains of Mexico, Guatemala. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
Synonyms: Agrimonia macrocarpa (Focke) Rydb.; Agrimonia parviflora Aiton var. macrocarpa Focke
Jepson eFlora Author: Genevieve J. Kline
Reference: Kline & Sorensen 2008 Brittonia 60:11--33
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Citation for this treatment: Genevieve J. Kline 2012, Agrimonia gryposepala, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on August 14, 2022.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2022, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on August 14, 2022.

Agrimonia gryposepala
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Geographic subdivisions for Agrimonia gryposepala:
NW (exc NCo), CaRH, n SNF/n SNH, n SNH, SnBr, PR
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