Harebell

Latin Name:

Campanula rotundifolia

Manx Name:

Marrane Ferrish

Season:

July - October

Locations where this species is found:
Glen Rushen, Groudle Glen

These flowers can be found on grassy banks all over the island. They are particularly common at Round Table, near South Barrule.

These flowers are known as Bluebells in Scotland, though the name "Bluebell" usually refers to the wild hyacinth Hyacinthoides non-scripta. There are also many other common names for Harebells, including "Witch's Bells" and "Witch's Thimbles".

The Manx name for hare bells is "Marrane Ferrish", which means "Fairy Thimble". Although bright and colourful, these flowers were once seen as a sign of evil, being associated with fairies and witches.
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