Yarrow

Latin Name:

Achillea millefolium

Manx Name:

ayr hallooin

Season:

June - November

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Scarlett Point, Ayres, Silverburn River, Maughold, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Niarbyl

This plant grows in grassy places all over the island. It has many uses in herbal medicine, particularly in the treatment of wounds. The Greek hero Achilles was said to carry it with his army to treat injuries.

Its Manx name is "ayr hallooin", which means "earth father".
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