Agrimonia incisa

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Agrimonia incisa
Agrimonia incisa AFP.jpg
Photo by Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Agrimonia
Species: A. incisa
Binomial name
Agrimonia incisa
Torrey & A. Gray
Natural range of Agrimonia incisa from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none

Varieties: none


A. incisa is a perennial forb in the family Roaceae native to North America [1]. It has tuberous roots and rhizomes, which measure from 2.25 cm to 3.2 cm wide. Fruit is large and barbed, similar to all Agrimonia species [2]. The fruit contains reflexed bristles in the lowermost row, and the whole fruit must be stratified in order to initiate germination [3].


A. incisa is found in the Southeast United States, however the distribution is spotty ranging from North Carolina to central Florida and eastern Texas Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag. However, the habitat can vary from mesic longleaf pine woodland to dry pine-oak woodland, and pine plantations [4]. A. incisa occurs on sands located on undulating to hilly sloping uplands that are permeable as well as well drained. Plant associations include Andropogon ternarius Michx., Centrosema virginianum (L.) Benth,, Croton argyranthemus Michx., Dicanthelium aciculare (Desv. ex Poir.) Gould & Clark, Pityopsis graminafolia (michx.) Nutt., Pinus palustris P. Mill., Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze, and Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash [2].

Fire ecology

A. incisa occurs in frequently burned upland pine communities.[2]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. USDA Plants Database URL:[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MacRoberts, M. H. and B. R. MacRoberts (1997). "The ecology of Agrimonia incisa Torrey & Gray (Rosaceae) in the West Gulf Coastal Plain." Phytologia 82: 114-128
  3. Kline, G. J. and P. D. Sorensen (2008). "A revision of Agrimonia (Rosaceae) in North and Central America." Brittonia: 11-33.
  4. Sorrie, B. A. and S. W. Leonard (1999). "Noteworthy records of Mississippi vascular plants." Sida 18(3): 889-908.