Achillea millefolium


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Scientific Name Achillea millefolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Yarrow, Common Yarrow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Semi-desert, foothills, montane, subalpine. Meadows, woodlands, shrublands; widespread throughout North America.
Plant: Upright perennial 12 to 24 inches tall in Colorado; aromatic, slender stem.
Leaves: Narrow stem leaves to 5 inches long, pinnately dissected into small leaflets giving fern-like appearance.
Inflorescence: Flat-topped, umbel-like clusters of many small blossoms with white to pink ray flowers (petals) and yellow disks.
Reference: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status

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