Yarrow Achillea millefolium


Best time to see: Jun to end Oct

Key facts

A perennial with flat heads of flowers, usually white but sometimes tinged pink, and feathery leaves

Widespread in open grassland, including lawns

A cultivated yellow form is grown in gardens

Extras

Used herbally for centuries, including for treating wounds, and as a good luck charm

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Photo © Tony Gunton