Achillea millefolium

Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
Trail 79, south of McKnight Mountain
Black Range, New Mexico

The Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is also called Wooly Yarrow and White Yarrow.  It has numerous scientific synonyms and common names.  In the Black Range it is found primarily in association with Ponderosa Forest.  This specimen was photographed just south of McKnight Mountain along the Black Range Crest Trail (Trail 79).  A. m. alpicola and A. m. occidentalis are subspecies which are possible here.

Yarrow is a cosmopolitan species found in many areas of the Northern Hemisphere and has been widely used for medicinal purposes.

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