Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

After the purple and mauves of summer flowers we are beginning to see the predominant colour move back to yellow and it a sure sign of high summer when Agrimony starts to come out in to flower.

Agrimony is a common flower of our roadsides, hedgerows, grasslands, and scrubby areas where the soil is inclined to being dry and chalky and there are plenty of areas like that in Dorset.

Surprisingly, perhaps, this is a member of the rose family, each individual flower up the flower spike having five petals opening flat into a small rosette.

In flower now and through in to September, these attractive yellow flower spikes are now to be seen across the county.

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