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Yarrow

Achillea millefolium
Yarrow

Habitat

They are found in fields and along roadsides.

Description

The tiny, white flowers are grouped into flat-topped bunches at the top of the woolly stem. The grayish-green leaves are feathery and fern-like on the stem and have a strong smell. They bloom June through September. Also called, milfoil.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Tiny flowers regular with 5 petals growing in clusters on top of the plant (corymb shape)
  • Flower Color: White or pinkish
  • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (tall - 1-3 feet)
  • Leaf Type: Lance-shaped and feathery
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