Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
Achillea crithmifolia is a montane perennial herb native to the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathians. Though its populations seem to have declined in Hungary, due to habitat degradation resulting from a high level of game stock and non-beneficial forest management practices, it is now a protected species and is cultivated in Hungary. It is valued in Serbia for its medicinal properties, where there is a quota on its collection; however, the level of enforcement is unknown. There is no information available that suggests the population in the remainder of its range is under threat. It is therefore classified as Least Concern. More information is required on the population status and potential threats throughout its native range.