Yarrow
Taken at Barns Ness on 27th October 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Yarrow.
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AKA:
Achillea millefolium.
Asteraceae
Herbaceous perennial.
Nosebleed plant, old man's pepper,
devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil,
soldier's woundwort.
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Disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests.
0.2 - 1 mtr.
May - June. Pink or White flowers.
Can be confused with spotted parsley, spotted cowbane which are highly poisenous.
The herb is purported to be a diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. It contains isovaleric acid, salicylic acid, asparagin, sterols, flavonoids, bitters, tannins, and coumarins. The plant also has a long history as a powerful 'healing herb' used topically for wounds, cuts and abrasions. The genus name Achillea is derived from mythical Greek character, Achilles, who reportedly carried it with his army to treat battle wounds. This medicinal action is also reflected in some of the common names mentioned above, such as staunchweed and soldier's woundwort. The dark blue essential oil, extracted by steam distillation of the flowers, is generally used as an
anti-inflammatory or in chest rubs for colds and influenza.