Thrift

Latin Name:

Armeria maritima

Manx Name:

Kione Jiarg

Season:

April - July

Locations where this species is found:
Scarlett Point, Langness, Glen Maye, Maughold, Calf Sound, Groudle Glen, Niarbyl, Fleshwick, Calf of Man

Also known as "Sea Pinks", these flowers grow on the south coast of the island, and can be found most abundantly on the Calf of Man.

Thrift is known for being able to grow in areas polluted by heavy metals and can draw pollutants out of the soil. While it is not toxic in itself, it is best avoided as it can accumulate toxic substances from the soil.

In Manx, this flower is called "Kione Jiarg", which means "Red Head".
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