Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: June 2017

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June 2017 was a relatively quiet month, with only eight items of information being received from seven correspondents.  Particular thanks to Brian Wurzell for information about the use by London’s Turkish community of common mallow (Malva sylvestris) as food.  The Archive now contains 7,488 items of information from 2,078 contributors.

Use of the website was down from the record 14,914 searches in May to 9,252 searches in June.  This appears to be an annual pattern and the number of searches made in June 2017 is significantly up on the 8,395 searches made in 2016.

Visits were made to Corpus Christi events at Arundel, West Sussex, and St Mary’s Bourne Street, London, and to the Alban Pilgrimage in St Albans Hertfordshire.

Steady progress was made on The Folk Flora, and it is seems very probable that this work will be be  finished before its projected completion date of 31 December, so please send any appropriate information for possible inclusion to without delay!

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