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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Agrimonia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Rosaceae

About 15 species worldwide, of which two are native to southern Africa. A further two species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Agrimonia bracteata

Agrimonia procera

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Agrimonia eupatoria (Common agrimony)

Native from Europe to central Asia.

Agrimonia parviflora

Native to Brazil.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Stirton, C.H. 1982. The correct name of plants called Agrimonia odorata in southern Africa. Bothalia 14: 80.