Achillea Millefolium Seeds "White Yarrow"
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow / or common yarrow is a in the . It is to regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. It has been introduced as a feed for livestock in places like New Zealand and Australia, where it is a common herb of both wet and dry areas, such as roadsides, meadows, fields and coastal places.
In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo (Spanish for 'little feather') from its leaf shape and texture. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in stanching the flow of blood from wounds. Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.
Achillea millefolium is an erect, , that produces one to several stems 0.2–1 m (0.66–3.28 ft) in height, and has a spreading growth form. Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest. The leaves have varying degrees of hairiness (pubescence). The are 5–20 cm (2.0–7.9 in) long, , almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems. The leaves are cauline, and more or less clasping.
The inflorescence has 4 to 9 and contains ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. The generally 3 to 8 ray flowers are ovate to round. Disk flowers range from 15 to 40. The is produced in a flat-topped capitulum cluster and the inflorescences are visited by many insects, featuring a generalized system. The small -like fruits are called cypsela.
The plant has a strong, sweet scent, similar to that of .
Yarrow grows from sea level to 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) in elevation. The plant commonly flowers from May to July. Common yarrow is frequently found in the mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests. Active growth occurs in the spring.
The plant is native to Eurasia and is found widely from the UK to China.
In North America, both native and introduced genotypes, and both and plants are found. It is found in every throughout except the Colorado and . Common yarrow produces an average yield of 43,000 plants per acre, with a total dry weight of 10,500 lbs.
The plant is found in Australia as an introduction.
Achillea millefolium is cultivated as an by many . It is planted in and settings of diverse climates and styles. They include , , and . The plant is a frequent component of . The plant prefers well-drained soil in full sun, but can be grown in less ideal conditions.
contains chemicals called . The dark blue essential oil kills the larvae of the mosquito .
, also known as opobalsam, refers to a number of gum resins, including the one from A. millefolium. It is traditionally considered to have medicinal properties.
Some are made of yarrow.
Yarrow is considered an especially useful plant, repelling some pest insects while It attracts predatory wasps, which drink the nectar and then use insect pests as food for their larvae. Similarly, it attracts and .
A. millefolium can be planted to combat soil due to the plant's resistance to drought. Before the arrival of monocultures of ryegrass, both grass and permanent pasture always contained A. millefolium at a rate of about 0.3 kg/ha. At least one of the reasons for its inclusion in grass mixtures was its deep roots, with leaves rich in minerals. Thus its inclusion helped to prevent mineral deficiencies in the ruminants to which it was fed.
It was introduced into New Zealand as a drought-tolerant pasture. It is very prevalent.
In the Middle Ages, yarrow was part of a known as f used in the flavoring of beer prior to the use of . The flowers and leaves are used in making some and .
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For , seeds require light for germination, so optimal germination occurs when planted no deeper than one-quarter-inch (6 mm). Seeds also require a germination temperature of 18–24 °C (64–75 °F). It has a relatively short life in some situations, but may be prolonged by division in the spring every other year, and planting 12 to 18 in (30–46 cm) apart. It can become .
Information from Wikipedia. retrieved 21 Jan 2020
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