Hemp-agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum

A large plant (1-2m) often found in clumps with big, fluffy heads of tiny pink flowers.

Its leaves grow up to 10cm long and are arranged in pairs on a reddish stem.

Distribution

Can be found throughout the UK.

Habitat

Open or shady, damp or dry areas; waste ground and near water.

Best time to see

Flowers July-September.

Did you know...

The 'hemp' part of its name comes from the similarity between its leaves and that of the cannabis plant. The two species are entirely unrelated, however, and do not share any other properties!