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Sneezeweed (Achillea ptarmica L.)

Also known as sneezewort.

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A common plant in Europe, and introduced into North America where it has a scattered, northerly distribution.

Range - Expand

Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Numerous other plants of this genus occur in North America, but most have limited, extremely northerly distributions. The only common plant is common yarrow (Achillea millefolium).

The broader Anthemideae tribe of the Asteraceae family contains more species in North America.

Achillea ptarmica (Sneezeweed) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Achillea ptarmica | Go Botany (About This Site)

Sneezewort | iNaturalist (About This Site)

Achillea ptarmica | CABI Invasive Species Compendium (About This Site)

Achillea ptarmica | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)