A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Knob Peak, Bull of the Woods W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.

Also known as Milefoil, this aromatic plant grows nearly everywhere.  The Latin name refers to the legendary warrior Achilles, who was said to have treated his wounded soldiers with a tincture of this plant during the battle of Troy.  Note the fern-like leaves.   Behind the lower flowers is a glimpse of Lake Leonore, whose surrounding woods were severely burned by a recent fire.

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2 responses

  1. Love this picture of yarrow. Reminds me of all the yarrow growing in big sur.

    July 27, 2012 at 7:56 am

  2. An interesting video on the medicinal properties of yarrow here:

    September 21, 2014 at 8:51 pm

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