Plant Base Online (beta)

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
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.

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

From seed or root division in autumn.

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.
Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...