Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive – February 2021

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Once again activities were severely restricted due to Covid regulations, but 10 new items of new information were received, bringing the total to 8516 items from 2781 contributors.

On 28 February it was reported that 3971 hardback copies and 266 e-books of Vickery’s Folk Flora had been sold.  The search has started for a publisher for a book provisionally entitled Aac to Zour Dock – Local English Plant-names in Britain and Ireland.

Two publications were produced:

Foreword, Cicely Mary Barker, The Complete Flower Fairies, London: The Folio Society.

Review of Tom Curtis & Paul Whelan, The Wild Food Plants of Ireland:  The Complete Guide to their Recognition, Foraging, Cooking, History and ConservationBSBI News 146: 81.

Image: Marc Bolan memorial, Queens Ride, Barnes, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 24 February 2021.

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