Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)

Go anywhere where the ground is normally damp in Dorset and you are likely to find Hemp-agrimony. It will be found along river banks, fens, marshes, wet meadows, damp woodlands; it just needs damp ground.

No relation to Agrimony despite the similar name (both English and scientific), Help-agrimony is a member of the daisy family and has these lovely soft padded flower heads which insects adore. It is always worth browsing the flowers of Hemp-agrimony to see who is at home!

Once the flowers go over then the finches move in to feed on the seed heads.

All things considered Hemp-agrimony is a top flower! Good to see, good for insects and good for seed feeders.

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