Achillea millefolium and hybrids
SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR
LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Erect, perennial herb; leaves alternate, finely pinnately
divided; flowers small, white, pink or yellow in terminal clusters of small
- Europe, garden hybrids
- Naturalized in USA, NC.
- Forest or natural area; weedy in disturbed areas in meadows,
pastures, waste places, roadsides; landscape, flower garden as herbaceous
- Leaves, flowers.
- Skin irritation after contact with plant and exposure
- EDIBLE PARTS: Leaves HARVEST TIME: Only collect leaves
from areas you know have NOT been treated with pesticides. SAFE HANDLING
PROCEDURES: Soak leaves in warm water to remove dirt and debris. Do not
use dish detergent or any type of sanitizer. These products can leave a
residue. Chop leaves and steep in hot water for 10 minutes. Drink as a
tea. SOURCE: Crowhurst, A. 1972. The Weed Cookbook. Lancer Books, Inc.
New York, 190 pp.
- SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
"Poisonous Plants of North Carolina,"
Dr. Alice B. Russell, Department of Horticultural Science; Dr. James
W. Hardin, Botany; Dr. Larry Grand, Plant Pathology, and Dr. Angela Fraser,
Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina State University. All
Pictures Copyright @1997Alice B. Russell, James W. Hardin, Larry Grand.
Computer programming Miguel A. Buendia; graphics Brad Capel.
Disclaimer: The list of poisonous plants on this web site does
not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known, or that might
be found in an urban landscape or home. North Carolina State University
does not advise eating any of the plants included in this web site. The
information concerning edibility is taken from the literature, and the
degree of reliability is unknown. We discourage the use of any of these
plants for self medication. In cases of accidental exposure or ingestion,
contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.
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