Yarrow, (Achillea millefolium) also known as Nosebleed, Old Man's Pepper, Soldier's Woundwort, and Thousand-leaf, grows from 20cm to 1m tall, and is a winter-green aromatic herb. Yarrow occurs widely in a range of grassy and open habitat, from sea-cliffs, waste ground, sand dunes, shingle, and beside roads, paths and railways. It can easily be spotted by its feathery leaves which can range from silver to dark green in colour and grow evenly along the main stem. The flower heads which can range from white to pink. The Yarrow is very bitter, but finely-chopped leaves in small amounts can be added to a salad to give it flavour. A small amonut of the leaves can also be used as a flavouring for soups and stews. Yarrow can also be used to make tea, preferably with lemon and honey. In the Middle ages yarrow was used to flavour beer.
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