Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

APPEAL: Cornish plant-lore

Rupert White is writing a book on Cornish plant-lore and would be pleased to receive any memories or published records which people may have relating to the county, or adjacent Devon.

Please send them to

Image: Southwest Coast Path, between Looe and Polperro,  Cornwall, with eastern gladiolus (Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinum), ivy (Hedera helix), navelwort (Umbilicus rupestris) and three-cornered garlic (Allium triquetrum), May 2018.

Update:  Rupert’s book, Fern Seed & Fairy Rings: Plants & Plantlore from Cornwall & Devon, has now been published, and will, we hope, soon be reviewed here.

Updated 7 April 2022.

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