Achillea millefolium

common yarrow

Habit: aromatic herbaceous perennial producing one to several stems from a fibrous rhizome with foliage varying from dark to a silvery-green. Leaves pinnately compound and divided multiple times forming delicate fern-like leaves. Flowers are composed of both ray and disc flowers, which are white varying occasionally to a light pink. The flowers aggregate together to form a flat-topped cluster. Blooms early summer, May through June.

Ecology: commonly found in every state and province in North America. Grows well everywhere other than deserts and over 11,000 ft (3350 m). Can be used as a groundcover where it can be mowed, erosion control to stabilize slopes.

Growing Conditions: sun to partial shade, drought tolerant, prefers well-drained soil.

Used medicinally, by brewing into teas, leaves are used to stop bleeding. Also used as a natural insect repellant.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.


Herbaceous Perennia
4-36 in (10-100 cm)
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