Achillea millefolium: yarrow; the milfoil.

From Greek Ἀχιλλεύς (Achilles) and Latin mille (1,000) and folium (leaf).

Literal translation… the plant of one thousand leaves.

According to legend, Achilles and his men used this plant to staunch the flow of blood from battle wounds.

Also known as yarrow, nosebleed plant, old man’s pepper, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier’s woundwort, and thousand-leaf, this plant has a long history as a powerful ‘healing herb’.  It is particularly useful as a topical treatment for cuts and abrasions.