Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. Galingale, known as han in Jersey-Norman-French, was used in the past in place of hemp for cords and ropes. It was used to make tethers for cows and halters for horses as well as matting for floors. A number of local place names indicate the fact that han grew there, i.e. Handois and Les Hanniethe [St Saviour, Jersey, May 1993].

Image: South London Botanical Institute, London Borough of Lambeth, July 2018.