Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh brought us on a beautiful journey on sea and on land to show us the best of Irish wildflowers and what they can do for us on the series, Faoi Bhláth.

From cures to the common cold to food during famine times, Ireland's wildflowers tell the story of Ireland and Aedín surprised us on many occasions during the series on the flora which many of us knew little abou.

Scurvygrass: Before oranges and kiwis became staples in Irish supermarkets, fishermen often went hunting for this flower because of its high level of Vitamin C, known to ward off scurvy.

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Bogbean: Known for its strong flavour, bogbean was used to flavour beer in times gone by.

Charlock: This edible flower with a flavour like mustard, became important during the Great Famine in Ireland as it was made into a porridge-like meal. Its name in Irish, an phraiseach bhuí nó praise buí is thought to have links with the phrase, 'rinne tú praiseach de', you made a mess of it.

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Woodruff: a flower often found near the woods, it has a very impressive scent and was often used for perfume and laid in beds to aid better sleep

Ribwort Plantain: Before game consoles and screen-time were our childrens' pastimes, these flowers were used to play games with and are therefore known in Irish as 'lus na saighdiúr'

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You can catch up on the full series of Faoi Bhláth on the RTÉ Player, here