Pink-Flowered Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium f. rosea Asteraceae

Growth habit


Native distribution

Western Asia, Europe, North America

Biocultural value

It was reputed to have been used by Achilles to stanch the wounds of his warriors at the battle of Troy. Leaves contain compounds, including salicylic acid, that provide analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions. It has been used since ancient times as first-aid remedy.


Robison Herb Garden

Source of plant

Audry O'Connor, Herbst Seedsmen Inc.


Strongly aromatic, rhizomatous perennial to 3' in height. Leaves finely 2- to 3-pinnate, the lower leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, to 8" long, long-petioled, the upper leaves lanceolate to linear, sessile; heads about 1/4" across in round to flat corymbs. Flowers pink.

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Special characteristics