Red Valerian

Latin Name:

Centranthus ruber

Manx Name:

Kere yiarg


June - September

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

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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