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