Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

QUERY: Aspidistra-lore

The aspidistra (Aspidistra elatior) was an indispensable house-plant in respectable Victorian homes, and some people still have plants which are descendants of plants cherished by their great-grandmothers.
However, there appears to be no folklore associated with this once popular plants. Does anyone know of any such lore?

Image:  cultivated, San Marcos church, Madrid, Spain; July 2017.

 

 

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