Strongly aromatic, downy perennial of pastures, roadsides and waste places throughout Ireland, from June until November this plant carries its numerous flower heads in 6-10cm flat-topped umbel-like clusters to 50cm high. Each little flower (4-6mm across) is comprised of yellowish-cream disc florets and pinkish-white ray florets The leaves of this plant are very beautiful – millefolium meaning thousand leaf – dark green and feathery, with numerous very fine slightly jumbled leaflets. This is a native plant and belongs to the family Asteraceae.
I first identified this flower in Glenmalure, Co Wicklow in 1976 and photographed it in the same valley in 2006.
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