Agrimony

Common Name Agrimony
Scientific Name Agrimonia eupatoria
Family Rose Family Rosaceae
Interest
1
Description A common flower of roadsides, hedgerows, grasslands, and scrubby areas where the soil is inclined to being dry and chalky. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
09-08-10 Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)
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Flower yellow

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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Sunnyside Farm

National Nature Reserve
3

Slepe Heath

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Middlebere Farm

National Trust
4

Badbury Rings Hill Fort

National Trust
5

Corfe Castle Mound and River

Ringstead Bay and Burning Cliff

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Hod Hill

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Portland Bill

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Creech Heath National Nature Reserve

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Wareham Forest (Gore Heath)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Forestry
3

Wareham Forest (Northport Heath)

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Hethfelton Wood

Forestry
5

Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

Trailway (Sturminster Newton)

Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill)

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Tynham and Worbarrow Bay

Other Conservation Organisation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kingston and Houns-tout Cliff

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

St Adhelms Head and Emmetts Hill

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Winspit

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Purbeck Ridge (Whiteways Hill and Flowers Barrow)

Purbeck Ridge (Nine Barrow Down)

No Public Access, Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Moreton Heath

Forestry
3

Oakers Wood and Bog

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Puddletown Forest

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Arne Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Durlston Country Park

Dorset Council, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Garston Wood Nature Reserve

Coombe Heath Nature Reserve

Carey

Open Access
5

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
5

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Bestwall Marsh

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Corfe Castle Common

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Holton Lee

Other Conservation Organisation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Ballard Down

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Sopley Common Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Deadmoor Common

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Powerstock Common Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Sovell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
4

Ashley Wood Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
4

Greenhill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
4

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Holt Heath National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve

Butterfly Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Hilfield Hill Nature Reserve

Dorset Council, Local Nature Reserve
3

Milldown Nature Reserve

Dorset Council
3

Lydlinch Common

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Avon Heath Country Park

Dorset Council
2

Sharford Bridge

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Tout Quarry Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Bindon Hill

Open Access
3

Wyke Down and Ackling Dyke

Cashmoor Down

Open Access
3

White Nothe

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Wytch Heath

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Nicodemus Heights

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Osmington Mills

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Cole Wood

Forestry
4
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
CG02

Festuca ovina - Helictotrichon pratense [Sheep's Fescue/Meadow Oat-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG04

Brachypodium pinnatum [Drooping Tor-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG05

Bromopsis erecta - Brachypodium pinnatum [Upright Brome/Drooping Tor-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG07

Festuca ovina - Pilosella officinarum - Thymus polytrichum [Sheeps Fescue/Mouse-ear hawkweed/Wild Thyme] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

B2

Neutral Grassland

MG05

Cynosurus cristatus - Centaurea nigra [Crested Dogs-tail/Black knapweed] grassland

B2

Neutral Grassland

The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
06: June 5
07: July 18
08: August 10
09: September 1
10: October 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Arne Nature Reserve

Occasional

05-08-20
Ashley Wood Nature Reserve

Present

23-08-13
Avon Heath Country Park

Present

05-08-14
Badbury Rings Hill Fort Frequent
Ballard Down Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
Bestwall Marsh Present
Bindon Hill

Present

29-08-13
Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve

Present

16-07-13
Carey Present
Cashmoor Down

Frequent

19-08-14
Cole Wood

Scarce

18-07-20
Coombe Heath Nature Reserve Present
Corfe Castle Common Common
Corfe Castle Mound and River Common
Creech Heath National Nature Reserve

Present

24-07-11
Deadmoor Common

Common

06-07-14
SSSI Notification
Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

Common

15-07-12
Durlston Country Park Frequent
Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway Present
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve Common
Garston Wood Nature Reserve Occasional
Greenhill Down Nature Reserve

Present

12-07-12
Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve
Hethfelton Wood

Frequent

04-08-20
Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve Present
Hilfield Hill Nature Reserve

Common

24-07-12
Hod Hill

Common

15-07-14
Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve

Present

24-06-14