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Letter Y

The Catholic Language of Flowers


(Achillea millefolium: Nat. Order, Compositæ)

The botanic name, Achillea, has been conferred on the Yarrow in honour of Achilles, who is said to have discovered its virtues. How transient is earthly greatness! The warrior and hero of antiquity exists now but in the poet’s songs and fables, and in the name of a little weed!