Cow Parsley

Latin Name:

Anthriscus sylvestris

Manx Name:

Costag feie


April - June

Locations where this species is found:
Silverdale Glen

While this plant is edible it is very, very similar in appearance to several highly poisonous plants, including Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Fool's Parsley (Aethusa cynapium). Foragers should take extreme care, or ideally avoid this plant altogether.

Cow parsley is a common sight in the island's glens and has a strong, distinctive scent.

The Manx name for this plant is "Costag feie", which means "wild chervil".
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