Common Restharrow

Latin Name:

Ononis repens

Manx Name:

streng bow

Season:

June - September

Locations where this species is found:
Glen Maye, Ayres

This plant is named because its tough roots are able to snag the harrows of farmers. It is closely related to liquorice and its roots have a very similar flavour and can be used for many of the same purposes.

Restharrow is found on the island's coast, particularly in the Ayres, but it can also be found in Castletown, Port Erin and Glen Maye.

In Manx, this flower is called "streng bow", which means "bow string".
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