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agrimony

agrimony ăg´rĭmō˝nē [key], any plant of the genus Agrimonia, perennials of the family Rosaceae ( rose family) native to north temperate zones, to Brazil, and to Africa. They are found wild in the N and central United States. Agrimony is sometimes cultivated in herb gardens for its small yellow flowers and aromatic leaves, used for an astringent tea. A compound derived from agrimony, agrimophol, is used as an anthelmintic. Agrimony is classified in the division Magnoliophyta , class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

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