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Eupatorium cannabinum

Common Name(s):   Hemp-agrimony
Scientific Name:   Eupatorium cannabinum

Eupatorium cannabinum, more commonly known as hemp-agrimony, is a tall and bushy plant which is not related to hemp or agrimony. It has a woody rootstock and downy shoots that may have short branches with toothed segments, but the leaves on stem braches are lance or egg-shaped. The flat flower heads are pinkish-purple or, more rarely, whitish. Hemp-agrimony is a perennial herb that flowers in late summer and early autumn (July to September). The flowers are pollinated mainly by moths and butterflies, and to a lesser extent by bees and flies. Found in a broad range of wet and damp habitats, such as marshes, wet heath, wet woods, fen-meadows, dune slacks and beside water. It is not as common in dry habitats, but it may occur in dry woodlands, waste ground and on hedge banks. Widespread and common throughout much of the UK.

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