Siberian Yarrow has toothed leaves and flat-topped clusters of white flowers on long stems.
RANGE & HABITAT
Siberian Yarrow is found from the northeast corner of B.C., up through the Yukon and Alaska. Yarrow grows near lakeshores, meadows and in other open areas.
The flowers age into small brown seeds, which spread into new areas with the wind.
Few animals graze on yarrow because it has a bitter taste.
TRADITIONAL USES BY FIRST PEOPLES
Crushed roots can be used to stop toothaches, and bath water with yarrow in it is used to heal aches and pains.
Many healers use yarrow to help aches and pains. It is one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world.
COSEWIC: Not at Risk
Photo: Jacob W. Frank