Originally Posted by Veng
I just bought two Yarrow plants from a local nursery.
Pretty interesting stuff from what I've read, kills all kinds of beasties
(antimicrobial) plus it has thujone, a component in absynthe.
Hopefully it doesn't taste too odd. Just my arrogant opinion
It has an interesting, medicinal flavor. Aside from what you mention it is my 'bandaid' when I am in the garden. It contains something that has been proven to stop bleeding. I just ball up some leaves in between my thumb/forefinger and stick it on to small cuts. It really does work. I have used small amounts of it in various dishes in the kitchen. It is not at all unpleasant imo (in small amounts).
They have a silver green foliage that is quite attractive, and the flowering tops are rather subdued but attract a myriad of beneficial insects to the garden if you are into natural pest controls for gardening.
Nurmey is spot on, it reseeds like mad. If you don't want that to happen you need to top them just after flowering.