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Plant-lore Archive: March 2020

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March started well with people attending a sold-out wildflower event in West Norwood Cemetery, London Borough of Lambeth, contributing a number of interesting items to the Archive, then as coronavirus took hold everything inevitably slowed down, but information continued to trickle in.  17 items of information were received from 15 contributors, bringing the total to 8189 items of information from 2540 contributors.

All events planned for April have all been cancelled; please consult the Events page on this website for further information.

Two minor publications were produced:

Cemetery plants:  hogweed  (Heracleum sphondylium), Friends of Brompton Cemetery Magazine 65: 12-13.

Review of Death in the Garden – Poisonous Plants and their Use throughout History by Michael Brown, Folklore 131: 98.

Image:  National Police Memorial, St James’s Park, London, 1 March 2020.

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