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Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium L.

common yarrow, thousandleaf, yarrow

Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow)
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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACMI2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achillea millefolium
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Achillea
FAMILY CODE: ASTERA

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 0
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 1
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 0
TREE: 0
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 0

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 0
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 0
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

NCBG DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Disturbed
NATIVE RANGE: North America & Europe

NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 0
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

NCBG PHENOLOGY
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Bee Friendly: 0
Butterfly Friendly: 0
Bird Friendly: 0
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

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Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 9822
ID IMAGE2: 9822
ID IMAGE3: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-01-10

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACMI2
USDA Common Name: Common Yarrow
Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (N), HI (I), CAN (NI), GL (N), SPM (NI)
Distribution: USA (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON,
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU UPL FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S5 (S5)
GLOBAL RANK: G5
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TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achillea millefolium
COMMON NAME: Yarrow, Thousandleaf
SYNONYMY: [= A. millefolium - FNA, Pa, RAB, SE; = A. millefolium ssp. millefolium - C, G; = A. millefolium - F, Y, Z; < A. millefolium var. millefolium - Il; = A. millefolium var. millefolium - K]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-Nov.
HABITAT: Disturbed areas near ports, native of Eurasia.
COMMENTS: Only a few collections of the European races of the Achillea millefolium aggregate are known, from near old port cities (J. Ramsey, pers. comm.).
RANGE MAP: Achillea millefolium.png

ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Achillea Linnaeus 1753 (Yarrow, Milfoil, Thousand-leaf)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 115 species, herbs, primarily Eurasian.
REFERENCE: Ramsey, Robertson, & Husband (2008)=Y; Guo, Ehrendorfer & Samuel (2004); Guo et al. (2005); Cronquist (1980)=SE; Arriagada & Miller (1997)=Z; Trock in FNA (2006a).
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Achillea millefolium in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Achillea millefolium in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Achillea millefolium in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Achillea millefolium in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Achillea millefolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achillea millefolium

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