Achillea grandifolia

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Achillea grandifolia Friv.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

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 grandifolia is a perennial.

Naming

Achillea grandifolia was described by Emerich Frivaldszky von Frivald in 1836. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achillea grandifolia 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 80 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea grandifolia has mid-green, imparipinnate leaves that are alternate. The leaflets are ovate.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea grandifolia produces white many-stellate flowers in June.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea grandifolia is native to the Balkan Peninsula.

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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