Achillea clypeolata

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Achillea clypeolata Sibth. & Sm.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Achillea clypeolata is a perennial.

Naming

Achillea clypeolata was described by James Edward Smith. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achillea clypeolata is a species in the genus Achillea which contains approximately 171 to 348 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Achillea millefolium.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 45 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea clypeolata is deciduous. The yellow-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate with pinnatifid margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea clypeolata produces racemes of yellow many-stellate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea clypeolata is native to the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should have a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • flower beds (rich soil)
  • open areas

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: waterlogging, winter dampness

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 35 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited as cut flowers and as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Cut back after flowering.

Propagate by sowing or by division.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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