Saturday, July 18, 2009

Yarrow



Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) It has multiple folk names
including Gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper,
Sanguinary, Milfoil, soldiers woundwort, and thousand
seal.
The most interesting name came from my son Gordon's
mother-in-law. Joanie who grew up in Leadville Colorado
related that when she was 5 or 6 the other kids called it
Pissy Plant because if you picked it you would pee your
bed that night.
7-18-09

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