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Reddish Vale Country Park

Flowers/May

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Greater Stitchwort

 

Greater Stitchwort is a native perennial, throughout the British Isles except in west Ireland where it is scattered.

Found on roadsides and woods.

Grows to a height of 50cm.

Flowers April to June.

Also known as Adders' Meat and Satin Flower.

It is said the name Stitchwort comes from its use for curing sudden pains and stitches thought to be caused by elf arrows.

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