Agrimonia parviflora is a perennial herb, from fibrous roots; stems stout, to 2 m tall, glandular-hairy.
Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, larger leaflets 11-23, lance-shaped, interspersed with numerous, small leaflets of variable shape and size, glandular below, hairy on veins, margin toothed, leaf midrib hairy.
Flowers yellow, radially symmetrical, petals 5, flower base hairy, 0.3 cm, covered with hooked bristles and glandular hairs.
Fruit dry, to 1 cm long, covered by hardened, hooked bristles borne in a horizontal flange, old calyx folded inward, forming a beak at top; blooming Aug.-Sept.
Wetland status: FAC.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Moist woods.