Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium

Achilleamillefolium or yarrow (other common names common yarrow, gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. In Spanish-speaking New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo, or "little feather," for the shape of the leaves. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in staunching the flow of blood from wounds. Native Americans had many uses for the plant, including pain relief, fever reduction, and blood issues of all kinds. Yarrow grows up to 3,500 meters above sea level. In India the plant flowers from June to September. The plant can be found flourishing in waste lands, meadows, pastures, edges of the railway tracks, along the highways and in many other places where it is most unlikely to be plunked primarily owing to the chemical spraying done in those areas to keep the weeds out.

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