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Western Yarrow

Natural History

Western Yarrow is a member of the Sunflower Family. The plant grows to 40 inches in height and has light green, fern-like leaves that grow to 8 inches in length at the plant's base. The plant typically grows in fields, clearings in pine forests and disturbed areas at elevations between 5500 - 11500 feet.

Native Americans used the Western Yarrow for medicinal purposes. A tea was made from parts of the plant to treat various illnesses.

Western Yarrow blooms between June - September and produces a cluster of white flowers that grow to 1/8 in width each.

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