Achillea cretica

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Achillea cretica L.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Achillea cretica is a perennial.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

Achillea cretica 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 cretica - inflorescence

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 40 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea cretica has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, pinnatifid and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea cretica produces umbels of white many-stellate flowers from April to May.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

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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