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Fern-like, soft, green foliage and flat, clustered, white flowers will attract butterflies.
|•||Moist to Wet Soils|
|•||Moist to Average|
|•||Average to Dry Soils|
|•||Native to Ontario|
Achillea millefolium is brewed for teas to remedy colds and the flu. The name Achillea comes from Greek mythology and as legend has it, was used to treat war wounds during battle. The foliage can be crushed to help control bleeding in emergencies. Achillea millefolium is identified to have several, medicinal benefits, but should be not be used in excess. Extended use can cause photosensitivity, and handling the plant can cause allergic reactions in some people.
Grows best in full sun, however, it can tolerate partial shade. This plant can spread quickly, either by its roots or more especially by seed. Grows in many soil conditions, is suitable for hot, dry locations and tolerant of moist sites. Deadheading will promote new blooms and prevent excessive seeding. Generally disease and insect resistant.