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Plants of Stone Lakes NWR

Common Yarrow

Perennial Herb

Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

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Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), with its delicate-looking feathery foliage, is a hardy plant found all over California. Its flowers are a pollen source for bees, butterflies, and ladybugs, and many species of moth larvae feed on it. It is found that several cavity-nesting birds line their nests with Common Yarrow leaves to reduce
parasites. Native American tribes across the continent used Common Yarrow as medicine.

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