Achillea millefolium   Yarrow CCC D N

Achillea millefolium Achillea millefolium var rosea

This is one of the commonest plants of the wayside and it flowers throughout the summer and sometimes well into the winter. If the winter has been mild, I would expect to find one or two in flower for the Wild Flower Society's first week hunt in March. The flowers are usually white but can be pink (var. rosea).

Achillea millefolium can be the host to a nationally rare parasitic plant: Orobanche purpurea (Yarrow Broomrape) which seems to require very specific habitat conditions unlike its host which is found throughout the whole of the British Isles.

LHS: Great Orme 5th September 2004 RHS Crosby Dunes 26th June 2007

Added on Sept 10th 04, updated 3rd Oct 06, updated 30th Apr 08, updated 20th Apr 10, updated 26th Feb 12

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