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common name: Yarrow, Milfoil
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
Common Yarrow is an invasively spreading and free seeding perennial, most suited to naturalising in areas of long grass. White, sometimes pink tinted flower heads. It is the parent of many hybrid forms.
Any well drained soil in full sun. Cut back to ground level in autumn.
By seed or division of clumps in early spring.
Wildflower meadows, attracts butterflies.
Commonly used as a medicinal herb for treating a wide range of problems. Traditionally used to staunch bleeding and promote the healing of wounds.
Wildflower native to Europe including Britain.