Scientific Name: 
Achillea millefolium

Common Name: 


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • In rare cases, yarrow can cause severe allergic skin rashes; prolonged exposure can increase the skin's photosensitivity.
  • This can be triggered initially when wet skin comes into contact with cut grass and yarrow together.
  • If you are growing this plant as a lawn substitute or in a setting mixed with grass, be cautious when cutting the lawn.
  • If you have sensitive skin, wear protective clothing when working with this plant, such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Many cultivars and varieties of this plant are available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types.