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Sneezeweed - Achillea ptarmica
Other Names:  Sneezewort Yarrow, Wild Pellitory, False Sneezewort

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems erect, branched above, angled, 30–60 cm. Herbage glabrous below, pubescent above. Leaves cauline, sessile; blades linear-lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, serrulate. Inflorescence leafy-bracteate, of few heads. Involucre 4–6 × 4–8 mm; bracts in 3 series; outer bracts villous, green with brown margins. Rays white, 8 to 10; ligules 4–5 mm long and wide. Disk flowers white,10–30; corolla ca. 3 mm long. Achenes 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced across northern U.S. and adjacent Canada; native to Eurasia. Collected in Flathead County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius, Bombus frigidus, Bombus melanopygus, Bombus mixtus, Bombus ternarius, and Bombus insularis (Thorp et al. 1983, Wilson et al. 2010, Koch et al. 2012).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Koch, J., J. Strange, and P. Williams. 2012. Bumble bees of the western United States. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, Pollinator Partnership. 143 p.
    • Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
    • Wilson, J.S., L.E. Wilson, L.D. Loftis, and T. Griswold. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist 70(2): 198-207.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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