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Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

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Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

Yarrow is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant that produces one to several stems. Hairy leaves are evenly distributed along the stems. The narrow leaves are finely divided, almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems. Flower clusters contain ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. The inflorescence is produced in a flat-topped cluster.

Yarrow commonly flowers from May through June on mildly disturbed sites such as grasslands and open forests.

Additional Information:
Yarrow has seen historical use as a medicine, mainly because of its astringent effects.


Height
15-24 Inches

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Spread
15-18 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Yarrow can be planted to combat soil erosion due to the plant's resistance to drought. This drought-tolerant species can become invasive. It may suffer from mildew or root rot if not planted in well-drained soil.

Good Companions
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Purple Beard Tongue (Penstemon cobaea), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar