Achillea millefolium

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Achillea millefolium
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A. millefolium
Binomial name
Achillea millefolium
L., 1753
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Achillea millefolium or Yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere.[1]

Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.

The plant commonly flowers from May through June. It is often found in the mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests. The plant has a strong, sweet scent, similar to chrysanthemums.[2]

It has been used as a medicinal plant.

References[change | change source]

  1. Maiz-Tome, Laura (8 June 2015). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Achillea millefolium". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  2. Gualtiero Simonetti (1990). Stanley Schuler (ed.). Simon & Schuster's Guide to Herbs and Spices. Simon & Schuster, Inc. ISBN 0-671-73489-X.