Common Name: Yarrow

Scientific Name: Achillea Millefolium

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat: Meadows, Prairies

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Full sun

Soil: Well drained, Average

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies

Description: Yarrow is a native perennial wildflower that is known by its dainty white flowers and delicate, fern-like leaves. Yarrow, which blooms between June and August, prefers to grow in meadows in prairies in average, well-drained soil and full sun where it will quickly naturalize. Cultivars of the Yarrow flower can grow in a variety of colors including yellow, pink, and red. This photo of Yarrow was taken in the Native Grassland at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.