Achillea atrata

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Achillea atrata L.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Achillea atrata is a perennial.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

Achillea atrata 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

Leaves

Achillea atrata has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea atrata produces many-stellate flowers from July to September.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea atrata is native to France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Alps.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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