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Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is also known as Milfoil or Common Yarrow is part of the Daisy family and can reach a height of between 20 – 70cm. The stem has short hair and produces a herb like fragrance.

Yarrow only produces a single white flower which is less than 5mm in width, although the colour can sometimes be a pale purple rather than the typical white. The leaves are usually stalkless, with a narrow, sharp pointed appearence with sparse long hair.

Yarrow can be found in open forest pasture but it can also survive in overgrown forest and it has also travelled along the sides of forest roads.

Height: 30 – 45cm
Flowering Time: June onwards
Preferred Conditions: This plant can be found in rough unmanaged grassland and will survive in light shade in such areas as hedgerows.

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium