Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Springbeauty

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].

Image: 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].