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Agrimonia eupatoria is a species of agrimony that is often referred to as common agrimony, church steeples or sticklewort.
The whole plant is dark green with numerous soft hairs.
The hermaphrodite flower has fivefold radial symmetry. The two medium-sized carpels in the flower cups are sunk into, but not fused with it.
The flowers with their abundant pollen supply attract hoverflies, flies and honey bees. These attach to passing grazing animals such as cattle, sheep and deer and are spread over a large area.
Its roots are deep rhizomes, from which spring the stems.
The short-stemmed flowers appear from June to September, in long, spike-like, racemose inflorescences.
The single flower has an urn-shaped curved flower cup, the upper edge has several rows of soft, curved hook-shaped bristles, 1–4 mm (0.039–0.157 in) long. The petals and the five to 20 stamens rise above the tip of the flower cup .
Agrimony has been stated to have medical and magical properties since the time of Pliny the Elder.
It is ruled astrologically by Cancer, according to Nicholas Culpeper.
The soft hairs aid in the plant's seed pods sticking to any animal or person coming in contact with the plant. In the Language of Flowers Agrimony means thankfulness or gratitude.