Any of several plants of the genus Achillea of the composite family, especially A. millefolium, having finely dissected foliage and flat corymbs of usually white flower heads.
Any of a genus (Achillea) of perennial plants of the composite family; esp., the common yarrow (A. millefolium), having a strong smell and taste, finely divided leaves, and clusters of small, pink or white flower heads.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English yarowe, yarwe, from Old English Ä¡earwe. Cognate with Dutchgerw (“yarrow"), (probably) GermanSchafgarbe.
Yarrow Sentence Examples
Many herbs have had the power of curing all diseases attributed to them, and have hence had the name of "all-heal"; such have been, among others, the mistletoe, the woundwort (Stachys palustris), the yarrow or milfoil, and the great valerian.
Companion plants like marigolds, yarrow, and onions can add a pretty border to the raised beds as well as keep pests from moving in.
Other useful herbs to reduce symptoms are yarrow (Achillea millefolium), eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), garlic (Allium sativum), and onions (Allium cepa).
When this powerful oracle was first used, people threw three yarrow stalks and the prediction depended on the pattern formed once they fell.
Although availability does vary by region, statice, sweet William, yarrow, amaryllis, chrysanthemum, fuchsia, and zinnia are generally the most affordable choices for brides who plan to marry in September, October, or November.