Agrimonia eupatoria
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Agrimonia eupatoria

church steeples

  family rosaceae 
  genus agrimonia 

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Genus  Agrimonia Species  eupatoria Variety  Cultivar  Common names  agrimony   church steeples   sticklewort   cocklebur   stickwort Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S8478 Data source  ColorNat p6;DyePl p20;MedPl p160;Frgnt p275
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers and roots of Agrimonia eupatoria have a mildly fruity aroma. The leaves of Stickwort (also known as agrimony, church steeples, sticklewort and cockleburr) as well as the stems and the whole plant and the aerial parts have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. A range of possible colors can be produced by this plant including gold, brassy yellow, orange, dark green and yellow. It is used in dyeing wool. Common mordants used to fix the color to the fabric when dyeing with this plant include alum and chrome.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  vulnerary   astringent   bitter   antidiarrheal   digestive tonic Medicinal parts  Aerial parts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Agrimonia eupatoria has numerous traditional medicinal uses. Some of its many uses are: as a vulnerary, as an astringent, as a bitter and as an antidiarrheal. More uses are listed in the medicinal properties section. Other species with the same medicinal qualities include Agrimonia pilosa. The plant parts used in herbal preparations are the aerial parts.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  flowers are like ripe apricots; fragrant roots Fragrance parts  Flowers   Roots Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Fruity Dye parts  Leaves   Stems   Whole plant   Aerial parts Dye color  gold,brassy yellow,orange,dark green,yellow
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Agrimonia eupatoria is a wildflower and is thought to originate from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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