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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Image ID: mtr102

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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size:  0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Montour Trail
Date:  9/20/2003
Notes: May have up to 6 rays.
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist