Growing on the High Plains: Yarrow

Nov 21, 2019

Illustration of yarrow from Kohler’s medicinal plants 1887 & a close-up of a common variety.

Today's Growing on the High Plains will walk you through a High Plains meadow to visit a familiar neighbor: "Achillea millefolium," also known as yarrow. Be it white or yellow, this medicinal plant has numerous applications that date back to ancient Greece (and it's said that even animals make use of it). But beyond the practical, the tiny flowers of the yarrow plant also happen to be quite lovely. My yarrow stocks are plentiful, so reach out if you'd like a starter. You can call me at 1.800.678.7444.

Fun fact: In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it's often called plumajillo, which is Spanish for "little feather."