Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Rose campion

1. Welsh: dail gwynion, the white-leafed one, and menyg y merched, the maids gloves [e-mail, April 2021].

2. Rose campion = Flaunting Betty – an elderly lady in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, told me that was what they were called when I admired some growing in her garden [e-mail, June 2020]

Image: St Peter & St Paul’s churchyard, Mitcham, London Borough of Merton, June 2020.