Where to Find Achillea millefolium Nearest to You...

      Although Achillea millefolium is native to Eurasia, it has become widely naturalized in the United States of America and other surrounding countries. As indicated on the distribution map below by the green shaded areas, Yarrow inhabits all 50 states, as well as, all of Canada. Because this plant is so widespread, it has a tendency to become weedy and invasive. In fact, Achillea millefolium has the ability to displace desirable vegetation through its rapidly spreading roots and seeds.

     Specifically, mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forest make up the ideal habitat of the Yarrow plant. This is where one will find Yarrow in great abundance. Then too, soil should be somewhat rich in nutrients, within a pH range of 6.0-8.0, and well drained to optimize growth. With this in mind, it is important to note that while these features are ideal, Yarrow is a highly tolerant and well adapted organism that can grow in an array of environments.

     If you are interested in organisms similar to Yarrow, another familiar flowering plant, the sunflower, can be found in many comparable habitats as those stated above. Also, you can discover more about organisms like Yarrow in their invasive habits through the study of other widespread invaders such as the well known Silver Carp.

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To discover some of the remarkable adaptations Achillea millefolium has evolved, continue to Adaptations.