Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium, Milfoil, Woundwort, Yarrow, Asteraceae, Aster

Flower Identity

Scientific Name

Achillea millefolium

Scientific Family

Asteraceae

Common Name(s)

Milfoil

Woundwort

Yarrow

Common Family

Aster

Flower Characteristics1

Standard Height

5 cm
0′ 2″

Bloom Height

25 cm
0′ 10″

Bloom Season

Throughout the spring and summer

Bloom Frequency

Annual

Flower Details

Small flowers that grow in bunches at the top of the stalk.

Terrain

Mountainous, sunny, dry, and often rocky locations

Elevation

Up to 11,500 ft

Poisonous Parts

Can cause allergic reactions. Toxic to many animals.

Edible Parts

The plant can be eaten to utilize some of its medicinal properties, but it should not be used as a food source.

Additional Information

It has been used throughout history as a way to heal by staunching the blood flow of wounds. It has a mild numbing effect.

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Achillea millefolium, Milfoil, Woundwort, Yarrow, Asteraceae, Aster

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Achillea millefolium, Milfoil, Woundwort, Yarrow, Asteraceae, Aster

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Achillea millefolium, Milfoil, Woundwort, Yarrow, Asteraceae, Aster

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Achillea millefolium, Milfoil, Woundwort, Yarrow, Asteraceae, Aster

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Achillea millefolium, Milfoil, Woundwort, Yarrow, Asteraceae, Aster

Image by Flower Apprentice

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