Yarrow - Achillea millefolium


    Short to medium hairy, stoloniferous plant, often patch forming, strong smelling, stems erect, unbranched. Leaves feathery, lanceolate. Flowerheads small, white, occasionally pink or reddish, with a white or cream disk, 4 to 6 mm, borne in dense flat topped heads, rays short.

    Identification difficulty
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    Feathery leaves


    Grassy habitats, roadside verges, waste places.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Very common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very commonin in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 602 of the 617 tetrads.

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