Achillea millefolium


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Scientific Name Achillea millefolium USDA PLANTS Symbol ACMI2
Common Name Yarrow, Common Yarrow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35423
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Semi-desert, foothills, montane, subalpine (4800 to 13200 ft.); gravelly soils along roadsides, meadows, open woodlands, shrublands and prairies; widespread throughout North America.
Plant: Upright perennial 2-1/2 to 24 inches tall in Colorado; aromatic, slender stem.
Leaves: Lanceolate to oblong stem leaves to 5 inches long, once or twice pinnately dissected into small leaflets giving fern-like appearance.
Inflorescence: Flat-topped corymb-like clusters of 10 to 100 small blossoms with white to pink ray flowers and yellow disks.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
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Colorado Status:
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