White Yarrow is a herbaceous perennial growing native within most of the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of the most ancient herbs used for its astringent properties to stop bleeding, to increase perspiration in treating fevers, and as a poultice for rashes. It grows in disturbed soils and does not need much care, as long as it gets plenty of sun. It is drought tolerant.
White Yarrow grows to 1m in height, is sparsely leafed and has clusters of scented white flowers which bloom in spring and summer and are appealing to many pollinators. All parts of the plant are used for their medicinal properties, including the roots.