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The Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a flowering herbaceous, perennial, rhizomatous plant in the Asteraceae family. It is also known as the Nosebleed Plant, Old Man’s Pepper, Devil’s Nettle, Milfoil, and Soldier’s Woundwort.

It is native to the Northern Hemisphere in the regions of Asia, Europe, and North America.

It produces one to several stems up to 100 centimetres (40 inches) tall. Its leaves are evenly distributed along the stem. The leaves are hairy and about 5-20 centimetres (2-8 inches) long. 

On the top of the stem are 3-8 flat-topped, disc-shaped white to pink flowers. 

The Common Yarrow blooms from May to July. 

Photographed in Paris, France, July 2020.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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