Achillea millefolium L.

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Achillea millefolium

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Ewanrigg

Achillea millefolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ewanrigg

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Synonyms:
Common names: Yarrow (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Strongly aromatic perennial herb. Leaves deeply 2-3 pinnate with linear-subulate ultimate segments. Inflorescence terminal, large, branched, flat-topped consisting of numerous small capitula. Capitula white to pale mauve-lilac. Some cultivated hybrids have other colour forms.
Notes: Grown in gardens, and reportedly found as a naturalised escape. In SRGH on 4 August 2005, there was 1 specimen only from Division C (record no. 2332) from the Salisbury Experimental Station in 1944. There was also an empty folder for division E.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and W Asia; introduced in many other countries.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Content last updated: Saturday 16 June 2007
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 18.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Achillea millefolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160820, retrieved 1 November 2014

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