Sneezewort

Latin Name:

Achillea ptarmica

Manx Name:

lus y chorran

Season:

July - September

Locations where this species is found:
Port Soderick, Glen Rushen, Ballaugh Curraghs

Found abundantly at the Close Sartfield nature reserve, this plant is a relatively rare sight elsewhere on the island.

This plant is poisonous to cattle, sheep and horses and its dried leaves were once used to make a sneezing powder.

The Manx name for this flower is "lus y chorran", which means "plant of sickle".
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