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Milfoil Achillea millefolium hybrids

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Other plants called Milfoil:

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Erect, perennial herb; leaves alternate, finely pinnately divided; flowers small, white, pink or yellow in terminal clusters of small heads

 

Found in: Forest or natural area; weedy in disturbed areas in meadows, pastures, waste places, roadsides; landscape, flower garden as herbaceous perennial

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Achillea
    Species:
    millefolium
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, garden hybrids
    Distribution:
    Naturalized in USA, NC
    Edibility:
    EDIBLE PARTS: Leaves HARVEST TIME: Only collect leaves from areas you know have NOT been treated with pesticides. SAFE HANDLING PROCEDURES: Soak leaves in warm water to remove dirt and debris. Do not use dish detergent or any type of sanitizer. These products can leave a residue. Chop leaves and steep in hot water for 10 minutes. Drink as a tea. SOURCE: Crowhurst, A. 1972. The Weed Cookbook. Lancer Books, Inc. New York, 190 pp.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Description:
    flowers small, white, pink or yellow in terminal clusters of small heads
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Skin irritation after contact with plant and exposure to sunlight.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves