Pink-Flowered Common Yarrow
Western Asia, Europe, North America
It was reputed to have been used by Achilles to stanch the wounds of his warriors at the battle of Troy. Leaves contain compounds, including salicylic acid, that provide analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions. It has been used since ancient times as first-aid remedy.
Source of plant
Audry O'Connor, Herbst Seedsmen Inc.
Strongly aromatic, rhizomatous perennial to 3' in height. Leaves finely 2- to 3-pinnate, the lower leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, to 8" long, long-petioled, the upper leaves lanceolate to linear, sessile; heads about 1/4" across in round to flat corymbs. Flowers pink.
USDA Hardiness Zone