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Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota

Summer Wildflowers

Chris Grondahl photo: Common yarrow (inset shows top view of flower)
Chris Grondahl
  Common yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)

Distribution: common statewide
Habitat: open prairie
Flowers: cream colored growing in flat top clusters
Height: 10-30 inches
Blooms: June to August
Family name: Aster (Asteraceae)
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Leaves are fern like and smell like sage. Plains Indians used Yarrow to stop bleeding, treat sores and as a mild laxative. It can often spread aggressively.

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