Achillea distans

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Achillea distans Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.

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 distans is a perennial.

Naming

Franz de Paula Adam von Waldstein and Pál Kitaibel already described Achillea distans but the name was validly published by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1803.

Taxonomy

Achillea distans 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 distans has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

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

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea distans is native to Central Europe, eastern Central Europe and western European Russia.

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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