Field Scabious

Latin Name:

Knautia arvensis

Manx Name:

Guilley gorryman


July - September

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary

This flower is found in dry, grassy places. It was once used as a treatment for scabies and other diseases that caused skin sores, including the bubonic plague.

This plant is also known as "Gipsy Rose". Its Manx name is "Guilley gorryman".
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