Greater Stitchwort

Latin Name:

Stellaria holostea

Manx Name:

lieen ny ferrishin

Season:

April - June

Locations where this species is found:
Silverburn River, Ballaglass Glen, River Neb, Glen Maye, Glen Mooar, Glen Auldyn, Groudle Glen, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Fleshwick, Port Soderick, Glen Rushen, Maughold, Ballaugh Curraghs

This common flower can be found in hedgerows all over the island.

The name 'stitchwort' comes from herbal medicine, where this plant was once used as a remedy for side stitch.

The Manx name for this flower is "lieen ny ferrishin", which means "fairy's net".
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