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Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)

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Yarrow is used in teas to treat colds, flu, and fevers. It also can be applied to a wound to help stop the bleeding. Yarrow is also said to keep a couple together for 7 years. It is used in love spells and charms. If yarrow is added to a bath or worn on your person, it protects from negativity.

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Plant Common & Scientific Name: Yarrow; Achillea millefolium
Plant Common & Scientific Name: Yarrow; Achillea millefolium. Advanced Master Gardener: Lesa Shields.
Yarrow
Yarrow. Species (Family). Achillea millefolium L.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) extract impairs the fibrogenic effect
May 18, 2011 Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) extract impairs the fibrogenic effect of bleomycin in rat lung. A.
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
Medicinal Herbs: Yarrow. Maureen McCracken arrow, Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial in the Asteraceae family.
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Yarrow is in the Daisy family. Boreal yarrow closely resembles the weedy variety, Achillea millefolium var millefolium.

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University of Maryland Extension: Plant of the Week
An easy but tough perennial with ferny, soft textured aromatic foliage, Achillea millefolium is long-lived and long-blooming—up to twelve weeks—providing color and interest from summer to early fall.
Maine Gardener: Got no thyme?
Another mixture was catnip, or Nepeta cataria, and yarrow, or Achillea millefolium. The catnip is said to excite cats and calm humans, and the mixture was designed to soothe fits.
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Groundcovers and perennials: California fuchsia (Epilobium californica); penstemon (all species) pictured; common yarrow (Achillea millefolium); and wild strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis).
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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is widely naturalized and comes in many colors, and its fern-like foliage gives nice texture and contrast with other flowers. There are seed companies that sell wildflower mix by the pound.

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Achillea millefolium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Achillea millefolium or yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere.
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium. Some rough class notes about yarrow: Tending the stand: This plant is a hardy perennial that is difficult to eliminate.
PLANTS Profile for Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) | USDA
A PLANTS profile of Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) from the USDA PLANTS database.
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Home > Species pages > Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) Yarrow is a very hardy perennial that's native to Eurasia, but is widely naturalized in the United States.
Sacred Earth - History and Uses of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)