Lesser Celandine

Latin Name:

Ficaria verna

Manx Name:

Lus-ny-pileyn

Season:

January - May

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Soderick, Scarlett Point, Glen Maye, South Barrule, Ballaugh Curraghs, Silverburn River, Ballaglass Glen, Glen Auldyn, Glen Mooar, Calf Sound, Glen Rushen, Groudle Glen, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Silverdale Glen, Bradda Head, Niarbyl, Colby Glen, Fleshwick, Ballannette, Calf of Man

This flower is very common in wooded areas and can be found all over the island.
Celandine is sometimes known as "Pilewort", and the Manx name for this flower is "Lus-ny-pileyn", which means "Plant of piles".
This is likely because Celandine was once used to make an ointment to treat piles.
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