Greater Stitchwort

Latin Name:

Stellaria holostea

Manx Name:

lieen ny ferrishin


April - June

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

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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