Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: November 2018

Activities during November concentrated on the correcting of the first set of page-proofs of Vickery’s Folk Flora, which were returned to the publishers on Thursday 29th.

Nine items of information were received from four contributors.  The Archive now contains 7862 items of information from 2338 informants.

Use of the website continued to decline, with 5450 searches being made, down on both October 2018 and November 2017.  However, the amount of messages received increased slightly.

A visit was paid to Brixham, Devon, to see what plant symbolism was involved in the annual Orange Order march.

One minor publication was produced:

Cemetery Plants: Nettle (Urtica dioica) – Food and Medicine, Friends of Brompton Cemetery Magazine 62: 4-5.

Image: inn sign depicting national emblems, the Union Inn, Newton Abbot, Devon, November 2018.

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