Achillea millefolium

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Conservation Status

Green, least concern

Best Time to See

June, July, August, September

Natural Habitat

Can be found in many grassland habitats including, waste land and some coastal dunes and stable shingle.

Yarrow’s pretty little flowers, usually white but can be pink, cluster together in tight groups to resemble flat umbrellas.

The leaves are like feathers and are aromatic if crushed.

Widespread across Britain.

Can be found in many grassland habitats including, waste land and some coastal dunes and stable shingle.

Did you know?
The plant is named after the Greek hero Achilles who is supposed to have used the plant to treat wounds on the battle field.

Yarrow is used in a host of remedies, from healing wounds to colds and fever, stomach ulcers and rheumatism.

Vernacular names include Yarroway, Staunchweed and Poor man’s pepper.

www.plantlife.org.uk for more information



The ideal mix for garden flower beds! Curated by wildflower conservation organisation Plantlife, this mix includes five native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in the nutrient rich soils commonly found in our gardens. Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supporting Plantlife’s new nature reserve – Greena Moor in Cornwall. Do pop across to our conservation pages for more information on our work with Plantlife. See Full Listing.


A mix of native wildflowers that are perfect for butterflies! This lovely collection of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers is designed to attract butterflies to our gardens, balconies and window boxes and uses only flowers recommended by Butterfly Conservation. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Purple Loosestrife, Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Red campion and Yarrow, plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly. See Full Listing.


Cloud Meadow is a selection of beautiful all white-flowering native wildflowers that are hugely beneficial to bees and butterflies! Each seed ball contains approximately 150 seeds from a mix of Meadow Sweet, Oxeye Daisy, White Campion, White Clover, and Yarrow. See Full Listing.


The ideal mix to attract ladybirds and pollinating beetles! Created in collaboration with the scientists at the Natural History Museum to help beetles – who are super important to our garden ecosystems. Did you know that many beetles are important pollinators who pollinated the first flowers 140 million years ago at the time of dinosaurs? See Full Listing.

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