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  Achillea millefolium

* Very common on foothills and in mountains.

* Fern-like leaves.

* Leaves and flowers are very aromatic.

* Valued by Native Americans for many medicinal purposes. Used in Civil war to treat wounds.

* An ethanol extract is said to repel mosquitoes.

* Used in erosion control due to extensive rootstalks.

* Important food for Sage-grouse chicks.

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