Common Milkwort

Latin Name:

Polygala vulgaris

Manx Name:

Lus y vainney


May - September

Locations where this species is found:
Eary Cushlin Calf Sound Clypse and Kerrowdhoo

This tiny flower is easy to miss unless you are looking carefully. It grows in relatively dry places, so it is often found near paths.

Like other "milkwort" plants, it was once believed to increase the production of milk.

In Scandinavian countries, this flower was once known as "Freya's Hair". Its Manx name is "Lus y vainney", which means "plant of milk".
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