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YARROW Achillea millefolium (Asteraceae) on Lundy Island, Devon. Height to 50cm. Upright, downy perennial with creeping stems and upright, unbranched and furrowed flowering stalks. The whole plant is strongly aromatic. Grows in meadows, verges and hedgerows, and on waste ground. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 4-6mm across, comprising yellowish disc florets and pinkish white ray florets; the heads are arranged in flat-topped clusters (Jun-Nov). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are dark green, finely divided and feathery. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.
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YARROW Achillea millefolium (Asteraceae) on Lundy Island, Devon. Height to 50cm. Upright, downy perennial with creeping stems and upright, unbranched and furrowed flowering stalks. The whole plant is strongly aromatic. Grows in meadows, verges and hedgerows, and on waste ground. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 4-6mm across, comprising yellowish disc florets and pinkish white ray florets; the heads are arranged in flat-topped clusters (Jun-Nov). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are dark green, finely divided and feathery. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.

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Date: 5 Jul 2014
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