Taxon: Achillea ptarmica L.

Genus: Achillea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Subtribe: Matricariinae
Nomen number: 1273
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:898. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • sneezeweed  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • sneezewort  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • achillée ptarmique  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • herbe à éternuer  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • Sumpf-Schafgarbe  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • nysört  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • tysyachelistnik ptarmika  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Faroe Islands ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Croatia ; Italy ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria
    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Iceland ; Norway
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington
    • Subarctic America: Greenland ; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, Manitoba
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile

  • Cultivated


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  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Clapham, A. R. et al. Flora of the British Isles, ed. 2. (F BritClap)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Hess, H. E. et al. Flora der Schweiz, ed. 2. (F Switz)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Jarvis, C. E. & N. J. Turland, eds. 1998. Typification of Linnaean specific and varietal names in the Compositae (Asteraceae) (Taxon) 47:351.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Laasimer, L. et al., eds. Flora of the Baltic countries; compendium of vascular plants. (F Baltic)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)


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