Red Campion

Latin Name:

Silene dioica

Manx Name:

Blaa ny Ferrishin


May - September

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

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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