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Willow Dells Tr - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Achillea millefolium - western yarrow

Synonyms: Achillea millefolium L. var. occidentalis
Other Common Names: common yarrow
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Willow Dells Tr
Willow Dells Tr
Plant - summer
Willow Dells Tr
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A common wildflower with fern-like leaves and creeping rhizomes and aromatic highly dissected leaves.
Height: 12 - 36 inches


Habitat Description: Found in openings, fields, disturbed sites and along roads.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 5500 - 11000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White     Shape: Daisy or Dandelion-like in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Mar - Nov
Description: Flower head is a flat cluster of 5 - 20 densely packed, white or sometimes pink flower heads. The individual flowers have 4 - 6 ray flowers surrounding a tiny center of disk flowers.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Light green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Pinnatifid     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Fern-like, finely divided, feathery leaves, 4 - 6 inches long. The lower leaves are stalked, upper leaves are not stalked. The leaves have a strong aroma and are smaller towards the top of the stem. The stem is hairy.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Achene

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