Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Achillea millefolium L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kurt Stüber

Michael Clayton

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman
Family Asteraceae
Achillea millefolium L.
common yarrow, milfoil
Achillea: named for Achilles, who supposedly used plants of the genus to staunch the wounds of his soldiers at the siege of Troy
millefolium: with many leaves, or leaf segments, literally "a thousand leaves"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall, aromatic forb
Flower: head just under a 1/4" wide with 4-6 (usually 5) short, white to pinkish rays each with 3 teeth, disks white; inflorescence with many heads in a round, flat, dense cluster (corymb-like); blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:seed not on fluffy pappus
Leaf:finely-feathery cut, lance-shaped in outline, upper stalkless
Habitat: sun; moderate moisture to wet; fields, roadsides, disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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