Common name: Yarrow

Description: Species with white blossoms, feathery leaves [NB, the species shown with yellow blossoms is Packera pseudaurea, Western golden groundsel]

Family: Compositae

Information: Occurs in dry and well drained soils with high solar exposure, such as meadows, rocky slopes, disturbed sites, gravel bars, clearings, roadsides and open forest. Low to high elevations.

Photo: An east facing slope in South Chilcotin Mtns. Provincial Park at an approx. elevation of 2100 m. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and Additional Resources:

Kew Science – Plants of the World online. (n.d.). Achillea millefolium L. Retrieved from

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia []. Accessed: 2020-05-12.