Asia, Europe, & North America
Perennial ground cover with several tiny flowers joined in clusters, and long feathery leaves arranged spirally on erect stems
Yarrow has astringent properties that shrink and constrict body tissue to stop the flow of blood from cuts and scraps. Its genus, Achillea, is named after the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have carried it with his army. Yarrow has several other medicinal properties which have made it a staple of traditional medicine across many cultures.