• Irish name: Sciollan na mona

  • Scientific name: Ossifragum


Bog Asphodel

Bog asphodel is found on damp peaty soils. The leaves are narrow and grow in a flattened fan shape around the stem. The flowers which appear in June to August, are Sulphur- yellow and star shaped. When the plants start seeding, they turn a deep orange. Many pollinating insects are attracted to the flowers. These plants are fairly common in Irish peatland.