Achillea filipendulina Lam. APNI*
Description: Scented rhizomatous herb to 120 cm tall, with fern-like foliage
Leaves 2 or 3-pinnatisect, oblong to 20 cm long, divided with 10 to 15 pairs of entire to dentate leaflets typically with one or two small pinnules towards base, densely hairy and with glandular spots.
Corymb flattened to convex, 4–10 cm diam, with numerous capitula each about 5 mm diam.; involucral bracts sparsely hairy, glandular-spotted. Ray florets 2- 4, gold-coloured; disc florets 15–30..
Cypsellas not observed.
Flowering: Flowers summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Native to Central Asia. Recorded from Southern Tablelands but probably not naturalised, a single population existed in 1966 at Island Bend Dam viewpoint, a temporary camp for the Snowy Mountain Scheme. Many garden plants were introduced around the houses and after demolition some garden plants remained.
NSW subdivisions: *ST
Text by J.Everett (2005); EA Brown (2013)
Taxon concept: Ian Thompson (2005)
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