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Tall Hairy Groovebur - Agrimonia gryposepala

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems erect, glandular above, 30–100 cm. Leaflets 5 to 9 on larger leaves, 1–4 cm long, glandular beneath; stipules 1–2 cm long, entire or toothed. Inflorescence glandular. Flowers: hypanthium turbinate to hemispheric, 1–2 mm long, glandular but not hirsute; petals light yellow, 3–6 mm long; stamens ca. 15. Fruit a solitary, globose achene ca. 3 mm wide, enclosed in the mature hypanthium 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Cascade and Carbon counties; MT to ON south to KS, MO, IN and NC (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Open woodlands, often along streams; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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