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 Name Achillea ligustica
Family Asteraceae
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourwhite / cream
Height <60 cm
HabitatSunny rocky cracks,
Ravines, Cliff,
Rustic stone soil
Altitude0-600 m
Bloom TimeJune -> October
Plant Type Herbs, Ornamental,
Fruit TypeAchene
different tolerancesHardy, Herbaceous
Used PartsFlower, Leaf, Root,
Whole plant
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary,
Tea, Perfumery,
Active SubstancesEssential oils, flavonoids
alkaloids, polyacetylenes
monoterpenes, triterpenes
Amino acids, Fatty acids
Ascorbic acid, Caffeic acid
Folic acid, Salicylic acid
Succinic acid, coumarins,
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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