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Perennials.  Colony-forming from short rhizomes or stolons.  Stems are usually densely pubescent.  Typical height is 2 to 3 feet.  Foliage is faintly aromatic.

Inflorescences are compact, flat to slightly round-topped, located at the tops of stems.  Flower heads are borne on short peduncles in corymb-like arrangements at the tips of short branchlets.

Flower heads are radiate.  Ray floret corollas are typically white, though rare forms with pink florets may be encountered.  Disc floret corollas are white to pale gray.

Basal leaves are often withered by flowering.  Stem leaves are  numerous, alternate, somewhat crowded, lanceolate, deeply lobed, and densely pubescent.

Plants of fields, roadsides, open disturbed areas.  Flowers June to August.  Not native.

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Achillea millefolium is a unique species in the central New York region.  It somewhat resembles Queen-Anne's lace (Daucus carota: Apiaceae).

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Achillea millefolium
above:  habit
below:  Flower headss
left:  leaf and stem detail.

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