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Achillea tomentosa * Wooly Yarrow

The fuzzy gray green leaves of Achillea tomentosa are great to walk on. They feel good between the toes. The bright yellow flowers hold for a long time. The fragrant foliage is about 2" tall and gradually spreads in width over the years. The flowers grow on stalks up to 2" tall. I often use this dwarf yarrow as a groundcover between stepping stones. Where there is foot traffic the leaves get a little smaller. The camera lens in the lower left hand corner can be used for scale. Achillea tomentosa is a nectar source for the Checkerspot Butterfly species and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

Achillea tomentosa, Wooly Yarrow