Achillea alpina

Family Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Scientific name Achillea alpina L.
Synonyms Achillea alpina L. var. longiligulata H. Hara; Achillea mongolica Fischer ex Sprengel; Achillea sibirica Ledebour; Achillea sibirica Ledebour subsp. mongolica Heimerl; Achillea sibirica Ledebour var. typica Regel; Ptarmica alpina (L.) de Candolle; Ptarmica mongolica (Fischer ex Sprengel) de Candolle; Ptarmica sibirica Ledebour
Common name (Japanese common name) nokogiri-sou (ノコギリソウ, 鋸草 [meaning: saw weed])
(English common name) Chinese yarrow
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu
(Other nations) Russia, Korea, China, Mongolia, Caucasus, Europe, Canada, USA
Habitat (Hokkaido) field; (Honshu) mountane or subalpine field
Chromosomal number 2n=36
Description Plants electing 50-100cm tall. Leaves 8cm long, 1cm wide. Flowers involucres ca. 1cm, flowering in July to September. Perennial plants.
Reference Achillea alpina L.
Achillea alpina Linnaeus
Compositae of Southeast Asia and Himalayas I
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Antimicrobial cosmetic compositions (US Patent 6114377/2000)
Antidiabetic external skin application composition (US Patent 6174543/2001)
Plant enzymes for bioconversion (US Patent 7214507/2007)
Topical treatment for dyshidrosis (pompholyx) and dry skin disorders (US Patent 7357950/2008)

July 2008
at Hokkaido University
Botanical Garden