Milfoil or Common Yarrow

You might mistake this plant to be a fern from the appearance of the leaves. This plant does not have flowers yet, but it will in a few weeks. Ferns do not have flowers (they reproduce with spores) so once flowers appeared you would know this is something else. This is Milfoil or Common Yarrow and I spotted it recently along the Kirby Boardwalk. It's a member of the sunflower family and will have white flowers. This is the first year I have seen this species at Kirby. In the first image each of the small segments is actually a leaf. So there are lots of leaves on a single plant! The common name "Milfoil" essentially means "thousand-leaved" to describe the leaves. #DoctorBot #LakeKirby


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