Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


Posted on by royvickery |

Note received from Gillian Edom of Bognor Regis, West Sussex, June 2022:

‘My granddaughters showed me their new den yesterday, which had wilted bindweed [Calystegia sp.] wrapped around several branches.  They called it bangle-weed, because sometimes they make bangles with it  They are very attuned to the natural environment and know a lot about plants compared to most of today’s generation of children, so it was likely that they would develop their own names for things, but I thought it a rather nice one.’

Comments welcome:

Image:  large bindweed, Calystegia silvatica, Ham Riverside Pitches, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, July 2022.

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