Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on grassy balds, meadows, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately dissected 2-3x
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: White (sometimes pink)
Disc: White
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in corymbiform arrays

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Achillea borealis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-79-001:
Achillea millefolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Yarrow, American Thousandleaf


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picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acla5_001_lvd

        

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

Keith Bradley    kab_a_millefolium_4939

April    Richland County    SC

Granby Park

Leaves elaborately 3-dimensional, not arrayed in a plane as in A. millefolium, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm0305u_28

May    Haywood County    NC

The small leaves are almost fern-like, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_achillea_millefolium

May        

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

Gill Newberry    gn06_achillea

June        

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm090610_094

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves finely dissected with a feathery appearance, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm150607_294

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm0007c_29

July    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm090707_003

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Each head has 10-30 tiny white disk flowers & about five rays, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm090707_005

July    Ashe County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm0408d_28

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Achillea millefolium, image of Achillea borealis

JK Marlow    jkm060805_127

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park