The Multnomah Falls Plant of the Day #5 Common Yarrow

Common Yarrow – Achellea millefolium

There is nothing common about it… okay actually this one really is a more commonly seen native plant, but in my opinion, its advantages as a garden specimen are wholly undervalued.

While bloom colors are the most obvious way to add interest and contrast to a garden design, foliage color and texture is also an important part of the planting pallet to consider. I’m particularly fond of the fine scaled texture of Common Yarrow’s foliage. It makes for a strong contrast to the broader leaves of the Western Sword fern and Creeping Mahonia.

Where to find it at Multnomah Falls: At either end of the central planter beds adjacent to the Creeping Mahonia.

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