Achillea alpina

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Achillea alpina
Achillea sibirica flowers 001.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Achillea
Species: A. alpina
Binomial name
Achillea alpina

Achillea alpina, commonly known as alpine yarrow,[2] Chinese yarrow or Siberian yarrow, is an Asian and North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to Siberia, the Russian Far East, China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, Nepal, Canada (including Yukon and Northwest Territories), the northern United States (Alaska, northern North Dakota, northern Minnesota).[3][4][5]

Achillea alpina is a perennial herb up to 80 cm (2 feet) tall. Flowers are white to pale violet, with both ray florets and disc florets.[4]

Subspecies and varieties[1]
  • Achillea alpina subsp. camtschatica (Heimerl) Kitam.
  • Achillea alpina var. discoidea (Regel) Kitam.
  • Achillea alpina subsp. japonica (Heimerl) Kitam.
  • Achillea alpina subsp. pulchra (Koidz.) Kitam.
  • Achillea alpina subsp. subcartilaginea (Heimerl) Kitam.


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