Achillea millefolium L.

Common Yarrow

Herb to 60 cm tall, woolly. Stems usually unbranched, erect or ascending. Leaves basal and along stems; basal leaves lobed to divided; stem leaves divided. Capitula many in corymbs at apex of stems; summer. Ray florets with ligules 1-2 mm long, white or pinkish.

Most of Europe

Source: Jeanes, J. (2002). Asteraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'

Leaves hairy. Flowers bright pink.

Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'

Flowers lavender.

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Flowers deep orange-red, some yellow.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae
genus        Achillea L.