The extract of Achillea fragrantissima (Af), which is a desert plant that has been used for many years in traditional medicine for the treatment of. Authority, (Forssk.) Sch. Bip. Family, Magnoliopsida:Asteridae:Asterales: Compositae. Synonyms, Santolina fragrantissima Forssk. Common names, lavender. The composition of hydro-distilled oils of Achillea fragrantissima inflorescence ( fresh and dry) at the pre- and flowering stages was evaluated by.
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The genus was named after the Greek mythological character Achilles. According to legend, Achilles’ soldiers used yarrow to treat their wounds,  hence some of its common names such as allheal and bloodwort. The genus is native primarily to Europetemperate areas of Asiaand North America.
These fragranttissima typically have frilly, hairy, aromatic leaves. The plants show large, flat clusters of small flowers at the top of the stem. The flowers can be white, yellow, orange, pink or red and are generally visited by many insects, and are thus characterised by a generalised pollination system.
Achillea species are used as food fragrantissim by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species – see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Achillea. A number of species – notably A. Nearly 1, names have been published within the genus Achilleaat or below the level of species. Sources differ widely as to which of acillea should be recognized as species which ones merit subspecies or variety status, and which ones should be relegated to the dustbin of synonymy. Silvery Yarrow Achillea clavenae.
Sweet Yarrow Achillea ageratum. Fernleaf Yarrow Achillea filipendula.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Achillea disambiguation. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Retrieved from ” https: Achillea Asteraceae genera Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus. Views Read Edit View history.