Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. In the 1950s in Wiltshire my grandmother would not allow mimosa [Acacia dealbata] indoors because it was unlucky; she also wouldn’t allow forsythia indoors, but mimosa was the one she went really mad about [Winchmore Hill, London, May 1984].

Image:  cultivated, Crewkerne, Somerset; April 2015.