Calflora
Taxon  Report   61    
Achillea millefolium  L.
Common yarrow
Achillea millefolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Achillea millefolium
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Achillea millefolium
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Achillea millefolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Achillea millefolium
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Achillea puberula
ICPN: Achillea millefolium var. puberula
ICPN: Achillea millefolium var. pacifica
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More information about  Achillea millefolium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ACMI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2018).

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