Common Tormentil

Latin Name:

Potentilla erecta

Manx Name:

crammelt beg

Season:

May - September

Locations where this species is found:
Langness, Eary Cushlin, Ballaugh Curraghs, Archallagan, Calf Sound, Montpelier, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Chibbanagh, Fleshwick

A very common plant of grassy places, it can be found all over the island. Its root has a wide range of medical uses, and has also been used to make a red dye for leather.

The Manx name for this flower is "crammelt beg", which means "little bitter" - most likely a reference to its bitter taste.
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