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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

The rich profusion of blossoms above belong to a plant most of us pass by without a thought these days although it has an incredibly rich history in Europe and Asia as well as America. It's a common roadside weed called Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). It's been used as a tool for divination and has many medicinal uses in cultures around the world. Whenever I see it I always recognize it and remember its pungent and unique smell and taste. The tea is good for you but if you drink it once I guarantee you will never forget its flavor.


Carolyn said...

Benjamin what a wonderful macro of the Yarrow. One of the reasons I enjoy walking so much is that you see this type of detail. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

How lovely! As if they are asking everyone to stop and chat.

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JoJo said...

Me and My Yarrow. ;p