Yarrow is a common plant that has naturalized in all counties of Illinois. The variety of Yarrow that occurs in Illinois is probably native to Eurasia, although there is a variety of this plant that is native to western North America. This latter variety tends to be smaller in size and its foliage is more heavily covered with woolly hairs. Habitats include mesic to dry prairies, pastures, fallow fields, grassy waste areas, and edges of paths, yards, or hedges. Disturbed areas are preferred; Yarrow persists in native habitats (e.g., prairies) to a limited extent.
Yarrow prefers to grow in full or partial sun. Yarrow are great plants for supporting bees and other insects. Our seed bombs are made by Damian Han of Solis Illuminatum in Chicago.