Achillea millefolium

Common Names  Yarrow
Family  Asteraceae
Vegetative Zone  Thicket
Plant Status
Life Span
Height  to 3 ft
Flowering Period  May – June
Fruiting Period
Distribution
Identifying Characteristics  Strong sweet scent

Description

  • Leaves:
    • Evenly distributed
    • Varying degrees of pubescence
    • 5-20 cm long
    • Arranged spirally
  • 4-9 phyllaries
  • Disk flowers are white to pink in color
  • Produces small fruit
  • Other uses:
    • Ornamental plants
    • Propagation
    • Useful companion plant
    • Combat soil erosion
    • Used as herbal medicine to clot bleeding

Misc

  • Named after Greek hero Achilles because he brought the plant as medicine for his army
  • In middle ages it was used in gruit and liquor
  • Popular vegetable in 17th century
  • Stops and promotes bleeding depending on the form it is used in
  • Helps eliminate toxins from the body

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