Harvestlice (Agrimonia parviflora)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Harvestlice
Agrimonia parviflora
Rosaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A tea made from the whole plant is astringent[222]. It is used in the treatment diarrhoea, bleeding, wounds, inflammation of the gall bladder, urinary incontinence etc[222]. It is gargled as a treatment for mouth ulcers and sore throats[222].

    An infusion of the seedpods is used to treat diarrhoea and fevers[257].

    An infusion of the root is used as a blood tonic and is given to children to satisfy their hunger[257]. The powdered root has been used to treat pox[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – can be sown in spring or autumn, either in pots in a cold frame or in situ. It usually germinates in 2 – 6 weeks at 13¡c[133], though germination rates can be low, especially if the seed has been stored[244]. A period of cold stratification helps but is not essential. When grown in pots, prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in late spring or early summer. Division in autumn[200]. Very easy, the divisions can be planted straight out into their permanent positions.
Succeeds in most soils, preferring a calcareous soil[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200]. Plants self-sow when growing in a suitable position[200].
Eastern N. America – Connecticut and New York to Florida, west to Texas and Nebraska.

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