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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Achillea gracilis   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Achillea millefolium

INCLUDED WITHIN Rapid adaptive divergence in New World Achillea, an autopolyploid complex of ecological races (Ramsey et al., 2008)
Achillea borealis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-79-001:
Achillea millefolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf


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image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

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

        

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

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.

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

JK Marlow    jkm0305u_28

May    Haywood County    NC

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

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_achillea_millefolium

May        

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

Gill Newberry    gn06_achillea

June        

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

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.

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

JK Marlow    jkm150607_294

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

JK Marlow    jkm0007c_29

July    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

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.

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

JK Marlow    jkm090707_005

July    Ashe County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

JK Marlow    jkm0408d_28

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Achillea gracilis, Eastern Yarrow, Eastern Thousandleaf

JK Marlow    jkm060805_127

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Achillea gracilis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Achillea millefolium

INCLUDED WITHIN Rapid adaptive divergence in New World Achillea, an autopolyploid complex of ecological races (Ramsey et al., 2008)
Achillea borealis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-79-001:
Achillea millefolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Grassy balds, meadows, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: 2- or 3-pinnately dissected
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

 

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