Yarrow

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Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Common Name: Yarrow

Latin Name: Achillea Millefolium

Ultimate Height: 1 Meter

Flower Colour: White

Type: Perennial

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk, Acidic, Akaline, Neutral

Common Uses and History:

Yarrow has a great history and is a fascinating for bees and butterflies too.

The latin name - Achillea millefolium comes partly from Achilles, the mythological greek warrior who it is said used Yarrow to treat his wounds and those of his fellow warriors. The millefolium is a representation of its many flowers. The bees loves the open accessible pollen that these broad flat flowers give access to. 

Yarrow is very much a native British wildflower and grows throughout the British lsles.  

 

 

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