Red Valerian

Latin Name:

Centranthus ruber

Manx Name:

Kere yiarg

Season:

June - September

Locations where this species is found:
Scarlett, Ballannette, Glen Mooar, Glen Auldyn, Port Erin, Port St Mary, Maughold

This plant can grow with almost no soil, and is often seen growing out of walls. It originates in the Mediterranean.

The leaves and roots of this plant are edible.

Red Valerian flowers can be red, pink or white.

The Manx name for this flower is "Kere yiarg", which means "red comb".
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