Sweet Nancy

Achillea ageratum Asteraceae

Growth habit

Herbaceous

Perennation

Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

Mediterranean Region

Biocultural value

Spicy leaves flavor soups and salads.

Location

Robison Herb Garden

Source of plant

Unknown

Description

Stems erect to 80 cm, sometimes branched, hairy, woody at the base. Leaves 5 cm long, 1.2 cm wide, sometimes hairy with glandular spots, the middle and upper stem leaves plane, simple, serrate, sessile, obtuse, the basal leaves petiolate, pinnately divided. Capitula held in corymbs of 15 to many; peduncle 1-5 mm, involucre about 3 mm in diameter, phyllaries about 2 mm, ovate, with more or less scarious margins; ray florets to 1 mm, yellow.

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

Special characteristics

food