4th straight day, I think, of posting in the late afternoon because the laptop I’m using right now, which works perfectly here at DD and has all my photos, will not connect at home, when I do most of my work in the morning. Ah well, the battle continues. Think I’m going to see what other ISPs are out there and maybe finally make a move.
Yarrow, with no extra charge for the bee….
Yarrow is herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Asteraceae. This plant originates from the northern hemisphere (Europe, Asia and North America), but it can be found all over the world today. Yarrow can survive in various habitats: forests, meadows, grasslands, mountains, coastal areas and even deserts. This plant reproduces quickly and easily occupies new habitats (acts like invasive species). Yarrow is mainly cu…ltivated because of its healing properties and as an ornamental plant. Other than that, yarrow is beneficial in gardening and it can be used to prevent erosion.
Yarrow has one or more stems that can reach 0.66 to 3.28 feet in height.
Yarrow has feathery leaves that are usually 2 to 8 inches long. Leaves are covered with tiny hairs and spirally arranged on a stem.
Yarrow develops miniature white, reddish or pink flowers arranged in terminal inflorescences, shaped like rounded or flat heads. They are usually 2 to 4 inches wide. Flowers smell like chrysanthemum. Yarrow blooms from May to June. Flowers attract butterflies, ladybugs and hoverflies.
Yarrow produces nut-like fruit called achene which contains one seed.
Yarrow can be propagated via seed and parts of the stem.
Scientific name for the yarrow is Achillea millefolium. Plant is named after Greek’s hero Achilles, who used yarrow to treat battle wounds of his soldiers.
Yarrow is also known as carpenter’s weed because carpenters often use it to stop the bleeding from the wounds and cuts that are inevitable part of their work.