Achillea Millefolium

Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium

Phonetic: ak-ih-LEE-uh mil-leh-FOAL-ee-um

Common Name(s): Common Yarrow

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Northern Hemisphere
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Simple, finely divided, medium size
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): White

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-11
Climate Zone(s): All zones
Growth Rate: Mature quickly, weedy               
Height: 18-30 Inches
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No problems
Soil: Acidic, sandy, sandy loam soils, need regular moisture

Features: Colorful flowers, aromatic leaves when crushed, medicinal properties
Uses: Turf substitute, erosion control, container, can be mowed

Medicinal Uses: Treatment of wounds, bleedings, headache, inflammation, pains, spasmodic diseases, flatulence and dyspepsia. Source:



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