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Achillea millefolium


Achillea millefolium, the common yarrow, is an important nectar source and host plant for a diversity of insects.

Achillea millefolium, the common yarrow, is widespread circumboreal species that native right across Canada including BC. It is a common site along roadsides and in fields with its flat-topped clusters of small white flowers with pale yellow centres atop feathery, ferny, grey-green, aromatic foliage. It is an important nectar source for a wide range of insects and a host plant for moth and butterfly caterpillars. It can be used as a lawn alternative. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Common Yarrow

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster/Daisy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Mesic to dry habitats including bluffs, meadows, grasslands, rocky slopes, and open forests. A widespread and common plant.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Miscellaneous - Circumboreal

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