Wood Avens

Latin Name:

Geum urbanum

Manx Name:

maghyl keylley


May - September

Locations where this species is found:
Port Soderick Glen Maye Chibbanagh

This plant is common in wooded areas. Its roots are used as a flavouring in soup and beer.

In folklore, wood avens is said to drive away evil spirits as was used as a treatment for poison.

Its Manx name is "maghyl keylley".
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