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botanical name:
Eupatorium cannabinum
Eupatorium cannabinum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hemp Agrimony
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Robust wildflower usually found in damp places. Erect reddish stems of lobed, toothed leaves and from summer to early autumn, dense flattened flowerheads, usually whitish-pink but can vary from white to reddish-purple.

cultivation:
Prefers damp soils and some shade but not very fussy and can thrive in quite dry limestone areas and on beach shingle.

propagation:
From seed or root division in autumn.

usage:
Wild or woodland garden, especially near water.
Sometimes used dried as a medicinal herb, in large doses it is a powerful laxative.

other notes:
Native to much of Europe including Britian. Commonly found in damp woodlands, stream sides and marshes but may also occr as an urban weed on wasteground.

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