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Yarrow, Common (P) — Achillea millefolium — Family: Asteraceae — Aster

© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
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Common yarrow is considered a desirable herbaceous perennial by many gardeners and is sold in its cultivated form at most greenhouses.

Yarrow is a bushy perennial with extremely fine, 'fern-like' leaves that alternate on the stem. Foliage has a distinct odor. Yarrow usually grows in patches spreading from its deep, well-developed rhizome system in low maintenance areas. Golf course superintendents have used the well developed rhizome system to their advantage, planting yarrow around sand bunkers to reinforce the edges and lips. It can also be found in naturalized areas of golf courses.

Yarrow forms white to pinkish-white flat-topped composite flower heads.