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
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist
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
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