Habit: aromatic herbaceous perennial producing one to several stems from a fibrous rhizome with foliage varying from dark to a silvery-green. Leaves pinnately compound and divided multiple times forming delicate fern-like leaves. Flowers are composed of both ray and disc flowers, which are white varying occasionally to a light pink. The flowers aggregate together to form a flat-topped cluster. Blooms early summer, May through June.
Ecology: commonly found in every state and province in North America. Grows well everywhere other than deserts and over 11,000 ft (3350 m). Can be used as a groundcover where it can be mowed, erosion control to stabilize slopes.
Growing Conditions: sun to partial shade, drought tolerant, prefers well-drained soil.
Used medicinally, by brewing into teas, leaves are used to stop bleeding. Also used as a natural insect repellant.
Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.