Achillea aegyptiaca

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Achillea aegyptiaca

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

VI

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Achillea aegyptiaca is a perennial.

Naming

Achillea aegyptiaca was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achillea aegyptiaca 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 clumpforming habit and reach heights of 50 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea aegyptiaca is evergreen. The silver-grey, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with pinnatifid margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea aegyptiaca produces racemes of ligth-yellow many-stellate flowers in June.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 8 and 10.

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 30 to 35 centimetres.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Divide every few years.
  • water during dry periods.

Propagate 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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