Achillea nobilis

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Achillea nobilis L.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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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 nobilis is a perennial.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

Achillea nobilis 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 reach heights of to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea nobilis is deciduous. The green leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea nobilis produces white many-stellate flowers from June to October.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea nobilis is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles, Turkey and the Caucasus.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

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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