Sea Holly

Latin Name:

Eryngium maritimum

Manx Name:

Hollin traie


June - August

Locations where this species is found:

While not considered a protected plant under Manx law, this plant is highly endangered in some parts of the world and can only be found in a few parts of the island. In Elizabethan times it was thought to be an aphrodisiac, which may have led to its decline.

The Manx name for this plant is "Hollin traie", which means "beach hollly".
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