Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum)

IOMWildFlowers

Port Erin, Isle of Man

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This plant is highly endangered and only a few patches of it can be found on the island. In Elizabethan times it was thought to be an aphrodisiac, which may have led to its decline.

The Manx name for this plant is “Hollin traie”, which means “beach hollly”.

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