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Genus: Achillea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Anthemideae

About 115 species have been recorded globally. One species is naturalised in southern Africa and seven species are cultivated in the region.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Achillea millefolium


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Achillea ageratum

Native from Portugal to Italy.


Achillea ageratifolia

Native from Greece to Serbia.


Achillea clavennae

Native from Switzerland to Romania.


Achillea erba-rotta

Native from France to Greece.


Achillea filipendulina (Yarrow)

Native to western Asia.


Achillea nobilis

Native from France to Russia.


Achillea ptarmica (Sneezeweed)

Native to Eurasia.



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