Achillea millefolium L.

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Achillea millefolium

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Achillea millefolium

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Common names: Yarrow (English)
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.
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 18.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 23.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Achillea millefolium., retrieved 8 December 2022

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