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Common Yarrow, Milfoil - Achillea millefolium


Family: Asteraceae Aster family Genus Common Name: Yarrow Native Status: Native
Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow, Milfoil. While this member of the aster family is native to much of the United States, it is an introduced species in Hawaii.

Found in:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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Distribution of Achillea millefolium in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 31 Oct 2014). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Lake Nottely Date: 2009-May-29Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Yarrow inflorescence
Achillea millefolium

Site: Lake Nottely Date: 2009-May-29Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
The yarrow blossom looks like 5-petaled florets within the 5-petaled blossom within the inflorescence.
Achillea millefolium

Site: Pigeon Mountain - East, Walker County GA Date: 2009-May-12Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60 f/8
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Yarrow flower cluster before blooming.
Achillea millefolium

Site: Lake Nottely Date: 2009-May-29Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Yarrow leaves are feathery and tri-pinnate.
Achillea millefolium

Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2004-May-30Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium

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All content except USDA Plants Database map Copyright Gerald C. Williamson 2014
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