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Niccolò Chiavenna (Clavena) (died 1617). Italian surgeon, botanist and apothecary from the Republic of Venice, discovered Achillea clavennae in the Dolomites, circa 1609.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry. (2012). Doctors in the Medicinal Garden. Plants named after physicians. Royal College of Physicians. p.6 link
Achilles (circa 1,200 BC). Almost invulnerable Greek warrior in Homer’s Iliad (800 BC), killed in the Trojan War by an arrow in his heel, used this plant for healing wounds.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry. (2012). Doctors in the Medicinal Garden. Plants named after physicians. Royal College of Physicians. p.11 link
The compounds have antiproliferative activity.
S. Saeidnia, AR. Gohari, N. Mokhber-Dezfuli, and F. Kiuchi. 2011. A review on phytochemistry and medicinal properties of the genus Achillea. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232110/. [Accessed 17 November 2016]. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232110/
- Europe, Middle Europe
- Europe, Southeastern Europe
Achillea clavennae L.Family: ASTERACEAE
Species: clavennae L.
Common names: Silvery -leaved Yarrow
Distribution summary: Middle & Southeast Europe
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Commemorative, medicinal