Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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Key to Agrimonia

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1 Stem and inflorescence axis lacking sessile or short-stalked glistening glands (but with spreading or ascending non-glandular hairs).
..2 Stipules deeply incised, half-ovate; hirsute hairs of the stem 3 mm or longer; 0-1 pair of minor leaflets between major; mature fruiting hypanthium as broad as long or broader; hypanthium ridges rarely with eglandular hairs
..2 Stipules toothed, not deeply, half-ovate to half-round; hirsute hairs of the stem 3 mm or shorter; 0-3 pair(s) of minor leaflets between major; mature fruiting hypanthium as long as broad or longer; hypanthium ridges usually with hirsute eglandular hairs
....3 Flowers alternate; fruiting hypanthium 1.9-4.6 mm long; [rare waif]
....3 Flowers subopposite; fruiting hypanthium 7-10 mm long; [common and widespread in much of our region]
1 Stem and inflorescence with glistening glands, these either sessile, or short-stalked, or both (and also with spreading or ascending non-glandular hairs).
......4 Glistening glands of the stem and inflorescence axis short stalked, or both short-stalked and sessile.
........5 Lower inflorescence rachis with mostly erect hirsute eglandular hairs ca. 2 mm long; minor leaflets rarely only one pair between all major leaflet pairs; roots merely fibrous
........5 Lower inflorescence rachis with mostly ascending hirsute eglandular hairs less than 1 mm long; minor leaflets one pair between major leaflet pairs; roots with fusiform tubers
......4 Glistening glands of the stem and inflorescence axis only sessile.
..........6 Mid-cauline leaves with 5-7 major leaflets; stipules proximally incised or nearly entire
..........6 Mid-cauline leaves with (7-) 9-13 major leaflets; stipules incised along entire margin.
............7 Major leaflets obovate to elliptic, apex obtuse to acute; flowers mostly alternate along inflorescence axis; [Coastal Plain pinelands; e. SC south to c. peninsular FL and west to e. TX]
............7 Major leaflets lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate to rarely acute; flowers mostly sub-opposite along inflorescence axis; [bottomlands, marshes; CT west to s. MI and SD, south to FL, TX, the West Indies and Mexico]