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Plant Name:

Common Yarrow

Scientific Name:

Achillea millefolium


Common Yarrow is a perennial herb with fern-like leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers.


Fields, meadows, open areas, disturbed sites


Common Yarrow attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The plant also provides a food source for caterpillars of some butterfly species.

Growing Conditions:

Common Yarrow thrives in well-drained soils and can tolerate various growing conditions.


Common Yarrow has been used medicinally for centuries and has a long history of traditional uses, including as a remedy for various ailments. The plant is also used in floral arrangements and is appreciated for its ornamental value.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or used in cooking

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Fun Facts:

Common Yarrow has a long history of use in traditional medicine and folklore. It is believed to have various medicinal properties and has been used for its healing and soothing effects.

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