Common Name:- None
Synonym:- Achillea nobilis subsp. ligustica.
Meaning:- Achillea (Gr) After the Greek warrior Achilleios.
Ligustica (L) From Liguria, NE Italy.
General description:- Rhizomatous perennial, slightly woody at the base.
1) 20-60 cm, erect.
2) Ligules, 1.5 mm, white or cream.
1) Primary segments of middle cauline leaves lanceolate in outline, irregularly
2) Rhachis of cauline leaves winged; primary segments forward-directed, incised-
Habitat:- Rocky slopes, gorges, scrub, open coniferous woodland. (0-)200-1100 m.
on various substrates but usually limestone.
Distribution:- Peloponnisos and S. mainland Greece. - W & C Mediterranean
region, eastwards to Evvia and Andros.Very rare on Crete known only from one
historical location in the far west. Recorded by Heldreich but has not been
confirmed, but appears feasible. (1)
(1) Arne Strid (Atlas of the Aegean Flora, Part 2 Maps) Page 76.
Flowering time:- May-July.
Photos by:- Francesco Russo and By kind permission of Saxifraga - Free Nature