Red Campion

Latin Name:

Silene dioica

Manx Name:

Blaa ny Ferrishin


May - September

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Locations where this species is found:
Slieau Whallian, Ballaglass Glen, River Neb, Glen Maye, Silverburn River, Ballannette, Glen Mooar, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Fleshwick, Port St Mary, Glen Rushen, Ballaugh Curraghs, Chibbanagh, Conrhenny Plantation

These flowers can be found in hedgerows all over the island.

The Manx name of this flower is "Blaa ny Ferrishin", which means "Fairy Flower". These are said to be the favourite flower of fairies and it is considered unlucky to pick them.
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