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Achillea erba-rotta moschata - (Wulfen.)I.Richardson.

Common Name Musk Milfoil
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky slopes, alpine grassland and scree on calcareous soils in the Alps[9, 50].
Range Europe
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Achillea erba-rotta moschata Musk Milfoil


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Achillea erba-rotta moschata Musk Milfoil
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Achillea erba-rotta moschata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

A. moschata.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Appetizer  Diaphoretic  Digestive  Diuretic  Stomachic  Tonic

The leaves and flowering stems are appetizer, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, stomachic and tonic[9, 46, 61]. An infusion is used in the treatment of liver and kidney disorders, as a tonic to the digestive system, exhaustion, nervous headaches etc[9]. The plant is harvested in the summer and can be dried for later use[9].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils but prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position[1]. Lives longer in a poor soil[200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring or early autumn in a cold frame[133]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, the divisions can be planted direct into their permanent positions. Basal cuttings of new shoots in spring. Very easy, collect the shoots when they are about 10cm tall, potting them up individually in pots and keeping them in a warm but lightly shaded position. They should root within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out in the summer.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Wulfen.)I.Richardson.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

Ralf Gering   Thu May 24 13:46:49 2001

Hello,

The leaves and flowers of Acillea moschata (Moschus-Schafgarbe) are used in Switzerland for "Ivalikör", a famous Swiss liqueur.

See bottom of:

http://www.napsberlin.de/html/achilleamillefolium.html

Ralf Gering

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