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




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 6 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 127 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 Regina, SK, and August 14th, trailside in Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, 225 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.