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Yarrow/Achillea millefolium

Named for Achilles, who supposedly learned from Chiron the centaur to use it to stop bleeding. Achillea is also said to have come from metal scrapings from his spear. Up to 3' tall, blooms June-September. Wild ones are white; cultivars exist in yellow, red, peach, pink. Deer resistant and drought-tolerant, once established. Perennial. Can be invasive.

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Taken on June 29, 2006