common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

ferny dark green foliage and white clusters of tiny flowers on flat umbels

common yarrow


Light: Full to partial sun
Height: 8 – 30 inches
Water: drought tolerant – don’t water it in your garden!
Soil type: poor, disturbed, well-drained soils

Perennial wildflower with aromatic ferny foliage and white, occasionally pinkish flowers in midsummer; fast growing and spreads easily; grow in a sunny, hot area without irrigation; can be mowed as a lawn; deadhead to control reseeding; deer resistant! Used medicinally to stop bleeding.



  • ferny yarrow leaves
    ferny yarrow leaves