Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow) - photos and description

Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

General: Erect perennial, stems usually solitary and woolly-hairy.

Flowers: Flat topped inflorescence of numerous small white flower heads with yellow or cream disk florets and 5 white-coloured ray florets. We measured a flower head to 8 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are pinnately dissected into narrow segments, we measured a leaf at 40 mm long and 6 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 100 cm.

Habitat: Prairies, meadows, woods, roadsides.

Abundance: Very common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos take June 30th, on prairie, 30 km north of our home in Regina, SK.