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.


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.