Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
of the Daisy family
a perennial
40 - 80 cm high
blooms July-October
likes grassy places, meadows, roadsides, bankings
can be seen throughout the Park. This was by the Loch at the Theme Park

   
The scientific name derives from the legend which tells of how the Greek hero Achilles cured his wounds using the plant. Millefolium literally means thousands of leaves and refers to the feathery appearance of the plant's leaves. The Irish once thought that the plant warded off evil spirits and protected anyone who possessed it from being hurt by the opposite sex.