Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Achillea ptarmica
of the Daisy family
a perennial
30 -60 cm high
blooms July-September
likes damp grassy places such as meadows
can be seen by the Pond

When the plant was named a few hundred years ago, it was said that its smell could induce sneezing in anyone whe smelled it - hence its name. Indeed it was used in powdered form up the nose to bring about a sneezing fit and so cure that stuffy head!