Crottal. Some Hebridean fishermen would not wear jumpers knitted with wool dyed from crottal. They believed that because crottal grew on the rocks on the moor it would be naturally attracted to the rocks on the seabed if they fell into the water.
Author: ‘Into The Peatlands’ (2018), ‘Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers’ (2020).
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That really is bizarre!