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Achillea ‘Moonshine’

 

Yarrow

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusAchilleaYarrows; “Achillea” means “Achilles,” who used the herb in battle
Cultivar‘Moonshine’

About plant names...

This variety of yarrow is a cultivar, a cross between Achillea clypeolata and A. ‘Taygetea’. It was created in the 1950s by a guy named Alan Bloom. The flowers are bright lemon yellow.

Identification: Plants are about 18-24" (45-60 cm) in height, somewhat shorter than wild yarrow. The gray-green, finely divided leaves resembling feathers are typical of yarrows. The flowerheads, up to 4" (10 cm) across, dense, and long lasting, are most notable for their bright color. This variety does not spread on its own, so you will probably see it only in gardens.

Online References:

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ at the Fine Gardening Plant Guide

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ at Achillea Plant

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ on molbio.nmsu.edu

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Achillea ‘Moonshine’ (Yarrow)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 2 × 1½" (5.9 × 3.9 cm)

Range: Zones 3-8:

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