Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium



Yarrow is a really common plant of grasslands. The leaves look almost like green feathers. It is thought to be good at healing wounds and Achilles is said to have taken the plant with him into battle. The younger leaves are supposed to be edible when boiled. Infusions of the flower are said to help with respitory problems such as colds or allergies. Wikipedia has a great article about its various uses

3 comments:

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Z said...

I found your site while looking for Knautia arvensis. While my daily blog isn't about flowers specifically, I am doing a little series right now. Here's my yarrow post, for example. Good luck with your dissertation.