|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Achillea||Yarrows; “Achillea” means “Achilles,” who used the herb in battle|
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 1½-2′ (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.
The Fine Gardening Plant Guide
The Missouri Botanical Garden
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine · ≈ 2 × 1½″ (5.9 × 3.9 cm)
Range: Zones 3-8:
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