Achillea ligustica

Achillea ligustica

Achillea ligusticais a very common herbaceous species with very cut pubescent foliage. The stems are unique or in groups, the flowers are small and grouped in capitula. The achene is ovoid and glabrous. It is a medicinal plant with aromatic foliage that is commonly found on roadsides and meadows.


Common Namesouthern yarrow, Ligurian yarrow
Botanical NameAchillea ligustica
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourwhite / cream
Height <60 cm
HabitatSunny rocky cracks, Ravines, Cliff, Woodland,
Rustic stone soil
Altitude0-600 m
Bloom TimeJune -> October
Plant Type Herbs, Ornamental, Medicinal
Fruit TypeAchene
different tolerancesHardy, Herbaceous
Used PartsFlower, Leaf, Root, Whole plant
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary, Tea, Perfumery, Ornamental
Active SubstancesEssential oils, flavonoids, alkaloids, polyacetylenes monoterpenes,
triterpenes, Amino acids,
Fatty acids, Ascorbic acid,
Caffeic acid, Folic acid,
Salicylic acid, Succinic acid,
coumarins, tannins
USDA Zone5 (-29), 8 (-12)
Sun Exposure Sun, Part shade
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry, Moist, Wet
Soil Type Clayey, Peaty, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing, Self sows
GerminationCold Germinator, Fast Germinator

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