Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: July 2020

Posted on by royvickery |

Covid-19 again restricted activities, and although weekly plant walks were organised on the behalf of the South London Botanical Institute – , government regulations restricted attendance to five participants.

Material continued to be gleaned via social media, with 37 items of information coming from 34 contributors, bringing the totals to 8416 items of information from 2719 contributors.  The lack of information received via the P-LA website continues to be disappointing.

After contributing 110 daily plant posts to the Friends of Tooting Common Facebook it was decided to reduce these to weekly posts.  It appears that the daily posts were appreciated.  As some 650 species have been recorded from the Common, there are more than sufficient to keep weekly posts going for many years.  Posts continue to be contributed to the South London Botanical Institute Facebook, but not on a regular, daily, basis.

Image:  greater knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa, Old Sarum, Wiltshire, July 2020.

Edited 21 November 2022.

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