Yarrow


In a field where hawkweed

and daisies run wild

they catch my eye —

feather sashes with

perfect snow petal tops.

Only a few appear 

each year

as they have

since ancient times.

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It is said that the Greek hero, Achilles, used Yarrow to dress the wounds of his soldiers. The Latin name is Achillea Millefolium, also known as Ladies mantle, Milfoil and Millefolium.

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