The Soldier's Flower
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|Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere and extremely popular in my country too. |
The herb is purported to be a diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. It contains isovalerianic acid, salicylic acid, asparagin, sterols, flavonoids, bitters, tannins, and coumarins. The plant also has a long history as a powerful 'healing herb' used topically for wounds, cuts and abrasions. The genus name Achillea is derived from mythical Greek character, Achilles, who reportedly carried it with his army to treat battle wounds. This medicinal action is also reflected in some of the common names mentioned below, such as Staunchweed and Soldier's Woundwort.
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Hello Anton, a sample again from similar fauna of our countries. Your photo gives us very clearly details about this medical plant. TFS.
Good macro work on this useful plant!
Good details and nice clarity in colours, your point of view is good and giving a good impression of the flower...
Well framed in a nice composition, good note!
Very nice macro on this flower. Well composed overall. Good sharpness but a bit blur on the top part. POV and dof are great.