Sneezewort

Achillea ptarmica

Common Name:
Sneezewort
Scientific Name:
Achillea ptarmica
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
aster and thistle family
Family (Scientific):
Asteraceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Damp-Wet
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Jul - Aug
Height:
30 - 100cm

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Species Description

Sneezewort is a native perennial growing 30-100 cm in height and when growing well produces sprays of white flowers during July and August. The flowers produce a pungent scent that is attractive to wide range of pollinator species, especially hoverflies. The specific epithet, 'ptarmica', has Greek origins and refers to causing a sneeze.