Tutsan

Latin Name:

Hypericum androsaemum

Manx Name:

Mess muc-oaldey

Season:

June - August

Locations where this species is found:
Archallagan, Silverdale Glen, Chibbanagh, Glen Maye

A variety of St John's Wort, this plant had many medical uses in the treatment of sciatica, gout and burns. Its name is a corruption of "toute saine", which means "all-healthy".

The berries of this plant are poisonous.

The Manx name for Tutsan is "Mess muc-oaldey", which means "wild pig fruit".
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