Achillea millefolium L.  
Family: Asteraceae
common yarrow, milfoil
[Achillea angustissima Rydb., Achillea aspleniifolia auct. non Vent., Achillea borealis Bong., Achillea eradiata Piper, Achillea gracilis Raf., Achillea lanulosa Nutt., Achillea lanulosa f. peroutkyi Nutt., Achillea lanulosa f. rubicunda Nutt., Achillea lanulosa subsp. typica Nutt., Achillea lanulosa var. arachnoidea Nutt., Achillea lanulosa var. eradiata Nutt., Achillea laxiflora Pollard & Cockerell, Achillea millefolium subsp. lanulosa (Nutt.) Piper, Achillea millefolium subsp. lanulosa f. rubicunda L., Achillea millefolium subsp. millefolium , Achillea millefolium subsp. occidentalis L., Achillea millefolium subsp. pallidotegula L., Achillea millefolium var. aspleniifolia L., Achillea millefolium var. borealis L., Achillea millefolium var. gracilis L., Achillea millefolium var. lanulosa L., Achillea millefolium var. millefolium L., Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis L., Achillea millefolium var. rosea L., Achillea millefolium var. russeolata L., Achillea occidentalis (DC.) Raf. ex Rydb., Achillea rosea Desf., Achillea tomentosa "Pursh, non L."]
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Achillea: named for Achilles, who supposedly used plants of the genus to staunch the wounds of his soldiers at the siege of Troy
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall, aromatic forb
Leaves: finely-feathery cut, lance-shaped in outline, upper stalkless
Flowers: head just under a 1/4" wide with 4-6 (usually 5) short, white to pinkish rays each with 3 teeth, disks white; inflorescence with many heads in a round, flat, dense cluster (corymb-like); blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: seed not on fluffy pappus
Habitat: sun; moderate moisture to wet; fields, roadsides, disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert Bierman  
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Michael Clayton  
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