Sneezewort - Achillea ptarmica


Medium to tall, hairy plant with a creeping, woody stock; stems erect, angular. Leaves lanceolate, sharply toothed, pointed and unstalked. Flowerheads white, with a greenish white disk, 12 to 18 mm borne in lax, branched clusters.

Photo ID?

Damp grassy habitats and meadows, marshes and water margins.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional and possibly becoming scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 75 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map