Representing fidelity it was often used in country bouquets for sweethearts and was also known as 'Lad's Love', 'Boy's Love' and 'Old Man'. Reputed to ward off evil spirits and infection it was once heavily used as an antiseptic. It has grey-green feathery leaves with a lemon scent and has small yellow flowers. once used as a hair tonic for curing baldness. The ointment was reputed to stimulate beard growth.