Achillea millefolium, Common Yarrow

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Historical Uses:

The Cherokee Nation was reported to use A. millefolium for a number of reasons including an antihemorrhagic, infusions taken for fever, dried leaves smoked for catarrh. The Cheyenne Nation was noted for using infusions of leaves and flowers for nausea, chest pain, coughs, and colds. The Navajo Nation was reported to use A. millefolium for headaches, fevers, and ceremonial emetic.


A. millefolium is a great early blooming addition to any garden or restoration project. Small bees and flies are highly attracted to the odd aroma of A. millefolium


  • Listing ID: 575
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: April-August
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Achillea millefolium
  • Common Name: Common Yarrow, Yarrow
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255