Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

 Yarrow is found in many different types of ecosystems throughout the United States, taking slightly different form with varying conditions. Due to its rhizomatous nature (spreading from root sprouts), making it good erosion control in many cases. Yarrow provides food for a wide range of pollinators making it a great addition to any bee or butterfly garden. Tradition uses of yarrow have ranged from; treating ear-tooth- headaches, as well as to treat wounds during the civil war. (1) When made made into an ethanol extract, yarrow can be used as a mosquito repellent. (2)

 

1) https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/achmil/all.html
2) H. Tunón, W. Thorsell and L. Bohlin Economic Botany Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1994), pp. 111-120