Achillea Millefolium "White Yarrow" seeds
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow /ˈjæroʊ/ or common yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate 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.
The plant has a strong, sweet scent, similar to that of chrysanthemums.
The plant is native to Eurasia and is found widely from the UK to China.
Achillea millefolium is cultivated as an ornamental plant by many plant nurseries. It is planted in gardens and natural landscaping settings of diverse climates and styles. They include native plant, drought-tolerant, and wildlife gardens. The plant is a frequent component of butterfly gardens. The plant prefers well-drained soil in full sun, but can be grown in less ideal conditions.
Its essential oil contains chemicals called proazulenes. The dark blue essential oil kills the larvae of the mosquito Aedes albopictus.
Opopanax, also known as opobalsam, refers to a number of gum resins, including the one from A. millefolium. It is traditionally considered to have therapeutic properties.
Some pick-up sticks are made of yarrow.
Yarrow is considered an especially useful companion plant, repelling some pest insects while attracting good, predatory ones. It attracts predatory wasps, which drink the nectar and then use insect pests as food for their larvae. Similarly, it attracts ladybirds and hoverflies.
A. millefolium can be planted to combat soil erosion due to the plant's resistance to drought.
In the Middle Ages, yarrow was part of a herbal mixture known as fruit used in the flavoring of beer prior to the use of hops. The flowers and leaves are used in making some liquors and bitters.
The Chakra Garden can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant therapeutically.
For propagation, seeds require light for germination, so optimal germination occurs when planted no deeper than 6 mm. Seeds also require a germination temperature of 18–24 °C It has a relatively short life in some situations, but may be prolonged by division in the spring every other year, and planting 30–46 cm apart. It can become invasive.
Please note: These are seeds only and NOT live plants!! Quarantine restrictions and pricing restrict us from selling this item to WA, Tasmania, or Internationally.
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