A Dictionary of Plant-lore

A Dictionary of Plant-lore

Book - 1997
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Why do the Welsh wear a daffodil on St. David's Day and the Irish a shamrock for St. Patrick? Why do we send flowers to weddings and funerals or kiss under the mistletoe? From elderflower tea (`a universal panacea') to lesser yellow trefoil (the true shamrock), from corn dollies and crop circles to plants which forecast the weather (pennywort and scarlet pimpernel), this dictionary is a vivid and colorful account of British and Irish plant-lore.

* Superstitions and herbal remedies, to folk song and children's games

* Folk-names in use today never previously recorded
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
ISBN: 9780192800534
Branch Call Number: R 398. 24203 VIC
Characteristics: xix, 437 p.
Alternative Title: Oxford dictionary of plant-lore


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