Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: May 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic again severely restricted activities, but two talks were delivered via Zoom and by using social media 46 items of information were received from 41 contributors, bringing the totals to 8274 items from 2606 contributors.

Work continued on the revision of the website’s Local Names page, and the writing of a possible book based on this page.  Two minor publications were produced:

The healingest tree, Herbs 45(1): 21.

Cemetery plants:  Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), Friends of Brompton Cemetery Newsletter 66: 8.

Daily plant blogs were contributed to the Friends of Tooting Common and the South London Botanical Institute Facebook pages.

Image:  elder, Sambucus nigra, Tooting Common, London Borough of Wandsworth, May 2020; discussed in the healingest tree article in Herbs, the magazine of the Herb Society.

Edited 10 January 2022.

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