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Re: correction

  • Subject: Re: correction
  • From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:40:59 -0500

> The yarrow is Achillea millefolium.  I was sort of too lazy last night to 
> check these spellings and sources so got it wrong.  Bob you are herbalist?  
> You often have interesting information on garden plants.  I have been growing 
> various yarrow in alpine forms and none have the vigor of millefolium.  Next 
> year I am going to put a few field plants into a border where there is some 
> moisture and fertilize them.  A little experiment as I find the the hybrids 
> floppy, wan in color and short lived.  This millefolium has very beautiful 
> ferny foliage when not field grown and it has very strong stems.

Just to throw some confusion into the fray, Achillea lanulosa is a native
yarrow that looks almost exactly the same as Achillea millefolium (some
references list it as A. millefolium ssp. lanulosa).  If I remember correctly,
Swink & Wilhelm say in their "Plants of the Chicago Region" that the only 
way to tell the two apart is through chromosomal counts.

So...  Maybe you're growing a native after all.  :)


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