Achillea alpina (Many-Flowered Yarrow) - photos and description

Achillea alpina
15 cm ruler for scale

Achillea alpina

Achillea alpina

Achillea alpina

General: Erect perennial, stems woolly and usually simple.

Flowers: Flat topped inflorescence of small flower heads with white ray florets, and pale yellow disk florets, flower heads measured at 5 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, sessile, linear, deeply toothed. Leaf highlighted above was 9 cm long and 7 mm wide. Bottom of leaves are woolly, top of leaves pubescent.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm, we measured plants to 71 cm tall.

Habitat: Wooded areas in the parklands and boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Achillea sibirica.

When and where photographed: These photos were taken July 28th, forest roadside in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, 300 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.