Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. 28 October 2012. On sale at the Brixton Farmers’ Market, south London, as ‘claytonia’.

2. [Isles of Scilly] Claytonia perfoliata – children ate leaves – called them ‘water weed’ some twenty years ago [Woodnewton, Northamptonshire, June 1992].

Images: main, Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, London Borough of Lambeth; February 2014. [Springbeauty was first observed locally in April 2008 since when it has spread and become well established]; inset, Lawford, Essex, April 2022.