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Picture of Yarrow Plant press of Yarrow
Achillea millifolium L.


Plant Description:

  • Grows up to 30 cm high
  • Leaves resemble feathers
  • Many white flower heads look like umbrellas
  • Widespread in moist meadows, woods and openings
  • Fossil finds show this plant has been used for medicinal purposes for 60,000 years
  • Can be made into a tea to cool burns and ease earaches; used to relieve aches and pains, purifies the blood, relieves colds and fevers, and can be a rinse for sore eyes, pimples and mosquito bites
  • Found at Stops 1 through 11


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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