Achillea clavennae
Asteraceae - Achillea clavennae.jpg
Inflorescences of Achillea clavennae at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Achillea
A. clavennae
Binomial name
Achillea clavennae
  • Achillea absinthifolia (Clairv.) Clairv.
  • Achillea argentea Salisb.
  • Achillea argentea Vis.
  • Achillea capitata Willd.
  • Achillea glavennae Schrank.
  • Achillea intercedens Dalla Torre
  • Achillea millii Heldr. ex Boiss.
  • Achillea tyrolensis Wender
  • Achillea visianii Dalla Torre
  • Chamaemelum clavennae (L.) E.H.L.Krause
  • Ptarmica clavennae (L.) DC.

Achillea clavennae, the silvery yarrow, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the sunflower family.[2] The species name (clavennae) honors the Italian botanist N. Clavena (17th century).[3]


Achillea clavennae can reach a height of about 25 centimetres (9.8 in). The leaves are silvery silky-hairy, pinnatifid, cut into some lobes, alternate, about 4–8 centimetres (1.6–3.1 in) long. This plant blooms from June to August, producing many loose clusters.


This species is native to Central Europe, the eastern Alps, the southern Alps up to the Balkan Peninsula.


This plant prefers sunny slopes in mountain regions.[4][5]