Sunday, June 16, 2024

Pink Yarrow

 Associated with healing as well as luck, yarrow has many folk names, including woundwort, staunchwound and nosebleed plant. It has a reputation as a love charm that goes back beyond Druid times. Look closely at yarrow and notice how the leaves spiral up around the stem like a staircase in a small room. The mass of tiny florets reject symmetry, acting as flat landing pads for the many winged pollinators that feed on it. For the rest of the summer, bees, butterflies, moths and beetles can find sustenance while I enjoy the show.