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
ID guidance

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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map