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Achillea ptarmica - L.
                 
Common Name Sneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp meadows, marshes and by streams[17].
Range Europe, including Britain but excluding the Mediterranean, east to Siberia and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect.

Achillea ptarmica Sneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed


Achillea ptarmica Sneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed
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Physical Characteristics
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Achillea ptarmica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Meadow;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[17, 105, 177]. Used as a flavouring in salads[172].
Medicinal Uses


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Antidiarrhoeal;  Antiemetic;  Antiflatulent;  Antirheumatic;  Appetizer;  Cardiac;  Diaphoretic;  Digestive;  
Emmenagogue;  Miscellany;  Odontalgic;  Sternutatory;  Styptic.

Cardiac, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, odontalgic, sternutatory, styptic[46, 172]. The leaf is chewed to relieve toothache[207].
Other Uses
Essential;  Hair;  Miscellany;  Repellent.

The dried, powdered leaves are used as a sneezing powder[61, 100]. Yields an essential oil that is used medicinally[100]. The report does not say what part of the plant the oil is obtained from, it is most likely to be the leaves harvested just before flowering[K]. The leaves are used as an insect repellent[172].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen. Succeeds in most soils but prefers a moist well-drained soil in a sunny position[1, 187]. Plants also succeed in partial shade[187]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233]. They live longer when growing in a poor soil[200]. The plant has a spreading root system and can be very invasive[233]. Hardy to at least -25°c[187]. There are some named varieties, selected for their ornamental value[233]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or early autumn in a cold frame[133]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, the divisions can be planted direct into their permanent positions. Basal cuttings of new shoots in spring. Very easy, collect the shoots when they are about 10cm tall, potting them up individually in pots and keeping them in a warm but lightly shaded position. They should root within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out in the summer.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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