Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Crested dog’s-tail

1. My childhood memories refer to Shortlane End School, near Truro, which I attended 1934-1938 … Dog’s tail grass – pick the flowering heads and make a bunch like a corn dolly [St Day, Cornwall, January 1994].

Image: Wildlife Garden, The Natural History Museum, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London; June 2015.