Common Butterbur

Latin Name:

Petasites Hybridus

Manx Name:

gallan mooar


March - May

Locations where this species is found:
Silverburn River

This flower grows along the banks of the Silverburn river. Unusually, this plant flowers before developing leaves, a trait referenced by one of its older names: "Lagwort".

The large, broad leaves of this plant were once used to wrap butter.

Its Manx name is "gallan mooar".
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