Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: January 2020

Nine items of information were received from eight contributors during the month, bringing the total to 8140 items from 2516 contributors.

Visits were paid to the Shenley Church End Holy Thorn, the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival, and events to commemorate St Charles King and Martyr.

Progress was made on a possible new book on English plant-names, and one publication was produced:

Bridge the gap, BSBI News 143: 76-7 [a note on the use of plant-lore to overcome plant-blindness].

Image:  flowers decorating memorial stones, St Mary’s churchyard, Shenley Church End, Hertfordshire, 13 January 2020.

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