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Yarrow / Woundwort (Achillea millefolium)


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A very common plant of roadsides and hedges. In legend yarrow was used by Achilles to cure wounds made by metal. In the past it was also used to drive away evil and sickness and to prevent people being hurt in love. It has numerous feathery leaves and white clustered flowers. Picture taken

2nd Sep 2009 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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