Achillea ptarmica L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Lus corráin

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Achillea ptarmica L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 20 Oct 2020'

General Information

"Rhizomatous perennial 3–6 dm; stem villous-tomentose at least above; lvs glabrous or nearly so, linear or lance-linear, 3–10 cm × 2–6 mm, sessile, acuminate, closely and rather shallowly serrate to subentire; heads several or numerous in an open-corymbiform infl, the disk 4–8 mm wide; invol 4–5 mm; rays commonly 8–10, white, 3–5 mm; disk-fls 50–75; 2n=18. Beaches, roadsides, and waste places; native to n. Eurasia, naturalized in ne. Amer. from Lab. to N.Y., w. to Minn. and Mo. July–Sept. Forms escaped from cult. often have numerous rays."

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Lus corráinIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    White weedEnglishIE
    Wild fireEnglishIE


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

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