Achillea

 

Achillea is a large genus in the daisy family. Several species are grown for their dainty foliage and flowers. The flower heads are many, small, and grouped in flat clusters. According to Pliny the Elder, the name Achillea comes from the Greek physician Achilles who supposedly used them to heal its wounds.

Yarrows are easy to grow, and need little care, except some grooming to remove spent flowers. They are propagated by division in fall or spring.

Species and varieties
Achillea ageratifolia (Greek Yarrow)
Achillea clavennae (Silvery Yarrow)
Achillea filipendulina (Fernleaf Yarrow)
Achillea kellereri
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow, Milfoil)
Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis (Woolly Yarrow)
Achillea ptarmica (Sneezewort)
Achillea taygetea
Achillea tomentosa synonym of Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis (Woolly Yarrow)

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