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Yarrow: A Common but Incredibly Healful Medicinal

A Walk in the Woods


August 24, 2017

Randi de Santa Anna

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) flowers.

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is one of my favorite flowers because it is tough and the deer don't seem to like it. Its shallow roots make transplanting easy and it tolerates some neglect in the process. It is drought resistant and spreads by shallow rhizomes, so it fills my flower garden even when I forget to water it!

Yarrow is in the Composite Family, not the Parsley Family as some might guess, so please learn to identify it correctly before using it. To the untrained eye, some poisonous plants can be mistaken for yarrow.

With a magnifying glass you can see that the flowers in each flow...

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