Achillea millefolium var occidentalis 
Western White Yarrow Wildflower Seed
(a-KILL-ee-ah  mil-eh-FO-lee-um)
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Achillea millefolium, or Yarrow has attractive, aromatic, finely divided feathery leaves and large flat-topped white flower clusters.  There are several varieties of Achillea millefolium in the US, some are native while others were introduced from Europe.  Western Yarrow is attractive in the flower garden or meadow but spreads by underground rootstocks and seeds sometimes becoming weedy in fields. It has been used medicinally as a pain killer, diuretic, antiseptic, and stimulate.  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis, western yarrow

Achillea millefolium picture White Yarrow picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Achillea millefolium photo by cj  Sun to Light Shade May to September White 12 to 24 Average Moist 12 to 24 inches Perennial

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Achillea millefolium White Yarrow seeds germinate without pretreatment.
Achillea millefolium occidentailis seed
Wild White yarrow seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping

300 45 sq ft

1 ounce -   $6.00

 70,930 3,550 sq ft

1 pound -----------     

 1,135,000 56,750sq ft

Achillea millefolium White Yarrow occurs naturally in prairies, fields, and along roadsides from Minnesota to Saskatchewan and British Columbia, south to Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mexico, California, and east to New England.   Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Several tribes of the Plains region of the United States including the Pawnee and Chippewa tribes used common yarrow.  The Pawnee used the stalk in a treatment for pain relief.  The Chippewa used the leaves in a steam inhalant for headaches.  They also chewed the roots and applied the saliva to their appendages as a stimulant.  The Cherokee drank a tea of common yarrow to reduce fever and aid in restful sleep. 

  This plant may become weedy or invasive in some regions or habitats and may displace desirable vegetation if not properly managed. Please consult with your local NRCS Field Office, Cooperative Extension Service office, or state natural resource or agriculture department regarding its status and use.  Weed information is also available from the PLANTS Web site at

 General: Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).  Common yarrow is a perennial herb that produces one to several stems (2-10 dm tall) from a fibrous underground horizontal rootstock (rhizome).  It is known to be both native and introduced.  Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest.  The leaves have varying degrees of hairiness (pubescence).  Leaf blades are lanceolate in outline, but bipinnately dissected.  Overall leaf dimensions range from 0.5-3 cm wide by 3-15 cm long.  The flower heads (inflorescence) have a flattened dome shape corymbiform (2.5-4 mm thick by 4-5 mm high) with approximately 10-20 ray flowers.  The flowers are whitish to yellowish-white.  The plant commonly persists from May through June.        

  The plant is frequently found in the mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests.

  Common yarrow is a drought tolerant species of which there are several different ornamental cultivars.  Plant the seeds no more than inch deep due to the need of light for germination.  The seeds also require a temperature range of 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.  Common yarrow responds best to soil that is poorly developed and well drained.  The plant has a relatively short life.  To prolong the life of the plant, divide the plant every other year and plant 12-18 inches apart.  Common yarrow is a weedy species and can become invasive.  Proper care should be used to control the spread of the plant from its desired growing location. 

The map below shows areas where Achillea millefolium White Yarrow plants grow wild. 
USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 10.

Achillea millefolium seed
Yarrow seed


New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

 Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

Achillea millefolium White Yarrow plant distribution map


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Achillea millefolium Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.