Common Centaury

Latin Name:

Centaurium erythraea

Manx Name:

Keim-Chreest

Season:

June - September

Locations where this species is found:
Eary Cushlin

This plant is fairly uncommon on the island, but can sometimes be found dotted around dry, grassy areas.

Common Centaury is used in herbal medicine as a tea that is high in anti-oxidants.

The Manx name for this flower is "Keim-Chreest", which means "Christ's ladder".
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