Achillea nobilis

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Noble yarrow
Achillea nobilis Sturm40.jpg
1796 illustration [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Achillea
Species: A. nobilis
Binomial name
Achillea nobilis
L.
Synonyms
Achillea nobilis. Inflorescence

Achillea nobilis (noble yarrow) is a flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to Eurasia, widespread across most of Europe (except Scandinavia and the British Isles)[2] and also present in Turkey, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. It is reportedly present in Xinjiang Province in western China, but this is based on a single herbarium specimen collected in the 19th Century.[3] The species is widely cultivated and become naturalized outside of its range in North America and other parts of the world.[4][5]

Achillea nobilis has creamy-whitish or yellow flowers, and resemble 'common yarrow' (Achillea millefolium) except with more flower heads that are smaller and foliage which is much finer with thin lacy compound leaves. The medium green foliage forms a low growing clump in early spring and in late spring produce flowering stems that grow up the 20 inches tall, the stems end in flat flower clusters. The foliage and stems are covered with soft hairs.[6]

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