Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: December 2019

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A good number of new records – 39 items from 37 correspondents – were received during the month, mainly as a result of correspondence about bachelor’s buttons.  Thank you everyone!  The Archive now contains 8131 items of information from 2508 contributors.

Work on a new book – a dictionary of local plant-names – progressed well, and two minor articles were published:

Cemetery Plants –  Common mallow (Malva sylvestris), Friends of Brompton Cemetery Magazine 66: 12-13.

Rosebay willow herb – London’s ‘county flower’, The Bedside [The Wandsworth Society] 2019: 49.

Image: mistletoe (Viscum album) on sale at the Columbia Road flower market, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, 15 December 2019.

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