Agrimony,  Agrimonia gryposepala
Rosaceae or Rose Family

Plant about 3 to 4 feet tall, ending in a long spike of small yellow flowers.  Flowers with 5 petals .  Fruit shaped like deep bowls with bristles that stick to clothing or animal fur.  Leaves of 5-9 large egg-shaped leaflets, with very small leaflets between them.  All leaflets with large teeth and strongly marked veins.  Blooms in summer.

A native of wooded areas.  In Wildwood, uncommon on the western slope.

The small 5-petaled yellow flowers on long spikes, and the funky leaves easily identify this plant as an agrimony.  A second species, small-flowered agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) is common in the open meadows of Wildwood.  It can be distinguished by its habitat, by  having 11 to 15 narrow leaflets, and by blooming later.

Flowers and Fruits