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Common Name: Yarrow
Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as Yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is an erect herbaceous perennial plant that produces one to several stems 0.2–1m in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth form.
Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest. The inflorescence has 4 to 9 phyllaries and contains ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. The generally 3 to 8 ray flowers are ovate to round.
Disk flowers range from 15 to 40. The inflorescence is produced in a flat-topped cluster. The plant commonly flowers from May through June. Yarrow is frequently found in the mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests. Active growth occurs in the spring.
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