Yarrow (2)

Achillea lanulosa

Achillea lanulosa (A. millefolium)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Nosebleed Plant, Milfoil
Photo taken on: July 7, 2004
Location: Almont, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to alpine
Habitat: Dry meadows and slopes

Grows to 3ft with fern-like leaves which have a distinctive smell. It has medicinal properties. arrow

Achillea lanulosa


Flowers grow in flat-topped clusters, most commonly white.

Achillea lanulosa

Less commonly pink.

Flora of North America reference.

Achillea alpicola

Alpine Yarrow
Achillea alpicola (A. millefolium var. alpicola)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
Photo taken on: July 14, 2010
Location: Cumberland Pass, CO
Life Zones: Subalpine and alpine
Habitat: Sunny meadows, roadsides

Very similar to the common Yarrow found at lower elevations. The main differences are that Alpine Yarrow is much shorter and its leaves look more feathery. Grows to 10" with a stout hairy stem.

White/Cream Round Clusters | Pink Round Clusters