Sneezewort - Achillea ptarmica

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Sharply serrate leaves

    Habitat

    Damp grassy habitats and meadows, marshes and water margins.

    When to see it

    July to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

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

    In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as Native; occasional, but becoming scarce.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map