Rest Harrow (Ononis repens)

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Rest Harrow

Rest Harrow is a downy, mat-forming woody perennial frequently foud on dunes, coastal locations and calcareous soils. The flowers are pink and can be seen during of the summer months, and the leaves are small and trifoliate. Its roots are tough and woody, and in years gone by, would "arrest the harrow" - hence the name. Its roots have been used to make a liquorice flavour drink.