Also called:Common yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil, Western yarrow
Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Seen on hike to McNeil Point 8/8/13
Yarrow is a member of the Aster family.
There are many species of what is commonly called Yarrow.
In North America, Achillea millefolium includes both native and introduced plants and their hybrids.
Yarrow grows very easily in a garden setting from seeds. Yarrow also spreads by underground roots.
Wild Yarrow looks lovely in meadows, but it can dominate and crowd out other wildflowers.
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Two very similar flowers are "Yarrow" and "Pearly Everlasting".
The difference is that Yarrow has fern like leaves and Pearly Everlasting does not.
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