Yarrow (Cultivated)

 Do not Feed
  • Common Name: Yarrow (Cultivated)
  • Latin Name: Achillea millefolium
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae

Yarrow contains furocoumarins which can cause eye problems in reptiles if they eat the plant and then are exposed to UVB from the sun or artificial lights, so best to avoid feeding, although if your tortoise happens to eat a small amount there is no cause for worry.

The lacy, double pinnate leaves are a distinguishing feature of the Yarrow, which can be found growing as a decorative plant in gardens and also in the wild.  The cultivated Yarrow can grow to a height of 60 cm - 162 cm (2 ft - 5 ft), and flowers can be yellow, pink, red, gold, cream and white.  See Yarrow (Wild).

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