yar·​row | \ˈyer-(ˌ)ō, ˈya-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of yarrow 

: a widely naturalized strong-scented Eurasian composite herb (Achillea millefolium) with finely dissected leaves and small usually white corymbose flowers also : any of several congeneric plants

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Now add your second charge of lighter botanicals: the allspice, cardamom, orris root, ginger, grapefruit peel, rosemary, vanilla bean, rhubarb root, rosebuds, calendula, and yarrow. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Learn to Make Amaro and Fashion Your Own Take on Fernet-Branca," 22 Mar. 2018 Plant them in borders with catmints (Nepeta), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), blazingstars (Liatris), yarrows (Achillea), and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum maximum). The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Gorgeous Medicinal Echinacea In Your Garden," 17 July 2017 Plant angelica, coreopsis, dill, fennel, and yarrow to attract them. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016 Spicebush, Landes noted, is great for tea, as are sassafras root, blackberry leaf, violet leaf, and yarrow flower, all ingredients in a drink that was later handed out to sample. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Finding edible ingredients growing right in the backyard," 8 May 2018 Grow nectar plants with small flowers, such as dill, parsley, wild carrot, and yarrow, to bring them to your garden. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016 Also consider adding companion plants to your existing beds like yarrow, borage, and lavender to welcome beneficial insects into the garden. Kier Holmes, Sunset, "Essential Checklist for Prepping Your Spring Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017 Perennials that are dormant over the winter, such as daylilies, ajuga, daisy, rudbeckia, coreopsis, yarrow and others, can be divided and transplanted now through February. NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: how to control caterpillars, scale, whitefly," 28 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of yarrow

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yarrow

Middle English yarowe, from Old English gearwe; akin to Old High German garwa yarrow

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