Small-flowered Agrimony,  Agrimonia parviflora
Rosaceae or Rose Family

Plant about 3 to 4 feet tall, with densely hairy stems, ending in a long spike of small yellow flowers.  Flowers with 5 petals and 5 strongly bent back sepals.  Fruit shaped like deep bowls with bristles that stick to clothing or animal fur.  Leaves of 11-15  narrow leaflets, with smaller leaflets between them.  All leaflets with large teeth and strongly marked veins.  Blooms in late summer.

A native of open areas.  In Wildwood, common in the meadows along Connelly's run, south of the north bridge, and south of the Outdoor classroom.

The small 5-petaled yellow flowers on long spikes, and the funky leaves easily identify this plant as an agrimony.  A second species, known simply as agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala) occurs in the forested areas of Wildwood.  It can be distinguished by its habitat, by having 5 to 9 leaflets that are much wider, and by blooming earlier.