Brush your fingers across this plant and then breathe the scent of this plant and you know you are truly experiencing summer. The scent is a robust, heavy, deep perfume.
Yarrow was a medicinal plant brought early to the new world by pioneers. It was used to reduce fevers and speed the clotting of blood. Its other names include nosebleed and bloodwort. A tea made of the leaves was used for stomach disorders.
Sources: Audubon Wildflowers Field Guide, Readers Digest Wildflowers