Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Dame’s violet

1. In Mitcham, Surrey (1928-39) we said that it was lucky to have some dame’s violet in the garden – near the back gate and the back door – we called it sweet rocket [Paston, Cambridgeshire, November 1993].

Image: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames; May 2014.