Common yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Aromatic perennial, 10-75 cm tall, usually with rhizomes.

Aromatic perennial, 10-75 cm tall, usually with rhizomes. Leaves are fern like, pinnately dissected, with divisions again dissected. Flowers are composite heads, usually with 5 white to pink or rose ray flowers and 10-30 cream-coloured disk flowers; involucre of several rows overlapping bracts; inflorescence of many heads in a hemispheric or flat-topped cluster. Fruits are flat achenes, without a pappus. Widespread and common in opened fields. Humans use for teas and tinctures.

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