Achillea ageratum

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Achillea ageratum L.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   7

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Achillea ageratum is a perennial.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

Achillea ageratum 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

Achillea ageratum - leaves

Growth

The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 50 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea ageratum has yellow-green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear and pinnatifid.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea ageratum produces ligth-yellow many-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea ageratum is native to France and the Iberian Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

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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