Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1.  I was told in Vence, Provence, France, near the Italian border, that the older people (or in former times) used borage for fritters [Brixton, London, June 2019].

2.  You put it [borage flowers] in salad, it makes cucumber [Cucumis sativus] more digestible [Hyde Park, London, August 2015].

3.  Borage:  the leaves, when crushed, can be used in a Pimms no. 1, as they resemble the smell of cucumber – beautiful! [Portland, Dorset, March 1991].

Image: Ripponden, West Yorkshire, September 2016.