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Achillea millefolium var. borealis (Boreal yarrow)
Lytle, Melody

Achillea millefolium var. borealis

Achillea millefolium L. var. borealis (Bong.) Farw.

Boreal Yarrow

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Achillea borealis, Achillea borealis ssp. typica, Achillea millefolium ssp. atrotegula, Achillea millefolium ssp. borealis, Achillea millefolium var. fulva, Achillea millefolium var. parviligula, Achillea millefolium var. parvula


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , MA , ME , MI , NH
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NS , ON , QC , YT

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Achillea millefolium var. borealis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Achillea millefolium var. borealis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achillea millefolium var. borealis


Record Modified: 2009-08-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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