Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


0361. Montbretia leaves were used as whistles, different tones were produced depending on the breadth of leaf [Larne, Co. Antrim, October 1993].

Images: main, naturalized, South West Coast Path between Bude and Boscastle, Cornwall, March 2014; inset, cultivated, The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, September  2015.