Wednesday 27 June 2018


Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. It has been introduced as a feed for live stock in places like New Zealand and Australia. However, it is a weed in those places and sometimes also in its native regions.

In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo (Spanish for 'little feather') from its leaf shape and texture. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herba militaris, for its use in stanching the flow of blood from wounds. Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.

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  1. I have some of these flowers Nick...Woodpeckers eat mostly insects and suet when there are no insects. Popping corn would be harmful for them as it could clog their crops...Michelle

  2. It is pretty but I very invasive. I guess it loves our weather or something :)

  3. We have white yarrow growing randomly and voluntarily along the driveway, which is fine with me.

  4. Lovely…. I had to look it up to find the Dutch name for it.... Duizendblad, or if translated liturally thousendleave

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