Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica


Best time to see: mid Jul to mid Sep

Key facts

A close relative of the much commoner yarrow, growing in marshes and damp grassland

Has undivided leaves and clusters of fewer, larger white flowers

Leaves were used as a form of snuff and to cure headaches

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Photo © Owen Keen

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