Achillea millifolium ssp.lanulosa

Western Yarrow

Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower

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Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Cream, White
Blooming Season Fall, Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread Spreading
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Chaparral, Desert, Mountain Meadow

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Salt, Rocky

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Fire Resistance, Important to Native People, Salt Tolerant

Plant Highlights

A common native wildflower that grows from creeping rootstocks to 1- to 3 ft tall. Densely hairy and lacy, fern-like foliage with clusters of white to cream colored blooms from Spring to Fall. This yarrow stays semi-evergreen while dormant, is very drought tolerant and thrives in gravelly or sandy soils.

Western yarrow is recommended for adding ornamental native diversity in pollinator friendly, low maintenance and naturalized landscapes. Quail and grouse, especially chicks, rely heavily on the foliage as a food source. Native Americans used yarrow for teas, poultices on infected wounds and as a mosquito repellent.

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