Latin Name:

Saponaria officinalis

Manx Name:

Lus y çheeabin


July - September

Locations where this species is found:

True to its name, this plant creates a soapy lather when boiled. Mostly found in the north of the island, it can be found at the northernmost point - the Point of Ayre.

Soapwort is considered an "archaeophyte", meaning that it is not native but was introduced in ancient times.

This plant has many common names, including "Bouncing Bet", "Crow Soap" and "Wild Sweet William". Its Manx name is "Lus y çheeabin", which means "plant of soap".
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