Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Achillea millefolium


Yarrow is a tough plant of many grasslands, from lawns to verges and meadows; clusters of white, flat-topped flower heads appear from June to November. Yarrow has been used to help restore arable land to grassland by sowing it along with other natives.

How to identify?

A strong-smelling perennial, Yarrow has dark green, finely divided, feathery leaves. It has flat-topped clusters of white flower heads; each flower head comprises yellowish disc florets and pinky-white ray florets – together they give the impression of one flower with a yellow centre and white petals.

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Scientific Name

Lasius niger

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