My worker bee weed…

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Yarrow-Achillea millefolium(Aster family)-is my go to plant to cover where grass just can not do the job.I plant it ย where grass has died out or in areas where there has been too much water to help with erosion.It seems to be drought tolerant and while might take a year to establish it starts to spread to fill in where needed.Plus it really does not need mowed as I think it looks good just the way it is.Yarrow is also called Milfoil,Thousandleaf, and Woundwort and is a perennial with about 100 other species.It grows in fields,pastures,disturbed sites-my fave,and prairies(tallgrass),my back yard.I have seen this plant to have yellow flowers which are very cool looking.As with a lot of weeds it has has medicinal uses.The plant has antiseptic properties and was used to pack wounds.I told you it was a worker bee!

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pics by td;help from โ€œTallgrass Prairie Wildflowersโ€-Ladd

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