Achillea millefolium

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Achillea millefolium
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Achillea
A. millefolium
Binomial name
Achillea millefolium
  • Achillea albida Willd.
  • Achillea alpicola (Rydb.) Rydb.
  • Achillea ambigua Boiss.
  • Achillea ambigua Pollini
  • Achillea anethifolia Fisch. ex Herder
  • Achillea angustissima Rydb.
  • Achillea arenicola A.Heller
  • Achillea bicolor Wender.
  • Achillea borealis Bong.
  • Achillea californica Pollard
  • Achillea ceretanica Sennen
  • Achillea compacta Lam.
  • Achillea coronopifolia Willd.
  • Achillea crassifolia Colla
  • Achillea cristata Hort. ex DC.
  • Achillea dentifera Rchb.
  • Achillea eradiata Piper
  • Achillea fusca Rydb.
  • Achillea gigantea Pollard
  • Achillea gracilis Raf.
  • Achillea haenkeana Tausch
  • Achillea intermedia Schleich.
  • Achillea lanata Lam.
  • Achillea lanulosa Nutt.
  • Achillea laxiflora A.Nelson
  • Achillea laxiflora Pollard & Cockerell
  • Achillea magna All.
  • Achillea magna L.
  • Achillea magna Haenke
  • Achillea marginata Turcz. ex Ledeb.
  • Achillea nabelekii Heimerl
  • Achillea occidentalis (DC.) Raf. ex Rydb.
  • Achillea ochroleuca Eichw.
  • Achillea ossica K.Koch
  • Achillea pacifica Rydb.
  • Achillea palmeri Rydb.
  • Achillea pecten-veneris Pollard
  • Achillea pratensis Saukel & R.Länger
  • Achillea pseudo-tanacetifolia Wierzb. ex Rchb.
  • Achillea puberula Rydb.
  • Achillea pumila Schur
  • Achillea rosea Desf.
  • Achillea setacea Schwein.
  • Achillea sordida (W.D.J.Koch) Dalla Torre & Sarnth.
  • Achillea subalpina Greene
  • Achillea submillefolium Klokov & Krytzka
  • Achillea sylvatica Becker
  • Achillea tanacetifolia Mill.
  • Achillea tenuifolia Salisb.
  • Achillea tenuis Schur
  • Achillea tomentosa Pursh 1813 not L. 1753
  • Achillea virgata Hort. ex DC.
  • Achillios millefoliatus St.-Lag.
  • Alitubus millefolium (L.) Dulac
  • Alitubus tomentosus Dulac
  • Chamaemelum millefolium (L.) E.H.L.Krause
  • Chamaemelum tanacetifolium (All.) E.H.L.Krause
  • Chamaemelum tomentosum (L.) E.H.L.Krause
  • plus many more names for subspecies, forms, and varieties

Achillea millefolium or Yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere.[2]

Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.

The plant commonly flowers from May through June. It is often found in the mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests. The plant has a strong, sweet scent, similar to chrysanthemums.[3]

It has been used as a medicinal plant.

References[change | change source]

Media related to Achillea millefolium at Wikimedia Commons
Data related to Achillea millefolium at Wikispecies

  1. Maiz-Tome, L. (2016). "Achillea millefolium". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T202909A78457012. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T202909A78457012.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. Maiz-Tome, Laura (8 June 2015). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Achillea millefolium". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  3. Gualtiero Simonetti (1990). Stanley Schuler (ed.). Simon & Schuster's Guide to Herbs and Spices. Simon & Schuster, Inc. ISBN 0-671-73489-X.