Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Characteristics: Yarrow is a perennial with a variety of flower colors. Yarrow grows white, red, or pink flowers that bloom from May to June.
Medicinal: This plant was very important in medicine, as colonists used Yarrow to stop bleeding.
Fun Fact: The name Yarrow may have originated with Achilles, who used the plant on the battlefield to stem the bleeding from his men’s arrow wounds.