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Achillea millefolium

Achillée millefeuille
Yarrow

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4-6 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

20-100 cm

Description

The Druids used the dried stems for the purpose of making predictions.

Flowers

The individual flowers are tiny, 3-8 white ray florets and 15-40 cream disk florets, arranged in flat-topped clusters.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Rows of leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided, 5-12 mm wide, arranged in a spiral along the branches.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small dry seeds.

Edible

Leaves: young in salads gathered in spring or autumn.

Medical

Leaves: compress of fresh leaves stops bleeding and encourages healing, soothes inflamed tissues. The dried plant is used as a tisane to treat colds and ‘flu’.

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