Achillea millefolium

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 8A 8B 

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Common Yarrow

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:to 3 ft tall by to 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown


Recommended Uses:Informal plantings, especially butterfly gardens. Useful for erosion control.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Several cavity-nesting birds use yarrow to line their nests. Adding yarrow to nests may inhibit the growth of parasites. Some small birds eat the seeds.

Attracts butterflies, bees, and other insect pollinators. Attracts bees and butterflies. Larval host for Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui).