Siberian Yarrow

Achillea sibirica

Siberian Yarrow

APPEARANCE

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.

LIFE CYCLE

The flowers age into small brown seeds, which spread into new areas with the wind.

ANIMAL USES

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.

OTHER USES

Many healers use yarrow to help aches and pains. It is one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world.

STATUS

COSEWIC: Not at Risk
CDC: Yellow

MORE INFORMATION

www.bcadventure.com

Photo: Jacob W. Frank