Yarrow – Achillea  millefolium – is a short-leaved  perennial, downy and aromatic with feathery dark green leaves. It’s flowering now in our ditches ,verges and on uncultivated grassy spots. It makes delicious tea. You need to put two or three fresh or dried yarrow leaves per cup of boiling water. Let the leaves infuse ,for approximately four minutes, then strain and drink. You can sweeten your Yarrow Tea with sugar or honey if required. I like it on its own or served with slices of lemon. It is a delicious, soothing drink.

If you are unsure of identification  get someone who knows their wild flowers to help you. Here’s an illustration  to help you on your way.                                                                                             


Yarrow Achillea millefolium