Yarrow – Common

Achillea millefolium

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Meadows, roadsides, deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers form tight, flat-topped clusters 2-4″ wide. Clusters are made up of tiny flowers 1/4″ wide each with 5 petals.
Leaf Leaves are narrow, finely divided, fern-like feathery leaves about 6″ long. They increase in size from top to bottom. They have a strong aroma.
Notes This is a common wildflower in open fields and along roadsides. Stems are smooth or covered with white fuzz.

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