Scientific NameAchillea millefolium
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This mat forming perennial can be found flowering in the summer. Germination occurs in the spring for 2 weeks. However, in warmer conditions, germination may take as little as 5 days.
The alternate leaves are finely dissected and grow from 1 to 6 inches in length. Both the leaves and stem are finely hairy.
This plant can be identified by its slightly hairy leaves, and also by its small white flowers and rhizome system.
Flower Seed Head
Flowers occur in a flat-topped cluster, with several clusters per plant on the tips of the stems. Each white flower can grow from 3 to 5 mm in diameter.
The seeds develop in an achene.
This plant prefers frequent irrigation and a cool climate, although it can grow in poor, dry, sandy soils. A common weed of lawns, pastures, and ditch banks.
prostrate and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
Stem Cross Section
round or oval