Tansyleaf millefoil, common yarrow
Speaking of cheering, which we were yesterday, and in fact every day, I am throwing this pink bundle of tansyleaf millefoil, or common yarrow for you to catch. Scattered through the roadsides and fields in mid summer, the tiny, tightly packed blooms are not the most flamboyant we’ve had on here. Despite their size they have lovely detail in each bloom, something we would probably overlook until they are shoved in our faces, as they are here. They are tall and leggy, with a tuft at the top of their three foot stems, and incredibly useful as a medicinal herb. I read: “Yarrow is an herb. The above ground parts are used to make medicine. Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating. Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache”. So for today’s pink flower day we also have a flower that can help you to stay ‘in the pink’! I hope this post and flower put you on that path for today. Hugs to all. Flower a Day #493 View all posts on the Home page.
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