Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


2014-05-11 15.19.321. [West Somerset, 1914-39] rain water held at the base of teasel leaves (bath of Venus) was thought to be a good remedy for sore eyes [Breage, Cornwall, October 1993].

2014-10-24 14.57.15Images: main, Phoenix Garden, London Borough of Camden, July 2014; larger inset, Ladywell Fields, London Borough of Lewisham, May 2014; smaller inset, teasel seedheads placed on seats at Kenwood House, Hampstead, London,  to indicate that they should not be sat on, October 2014.