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The Folklore of Plants

(Discovering #74)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Cures, magic, divination and portents were all connected with the rich variety of available plant life, especially in verdant Britain.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 31st 1996 by Shire Publications Ltd (first published 1969)
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Pagan Hare
This is a wonderful book filled to the brim with folklore, much of which corresponds with witchcrafts own plant correspondences.

It looks at how various plants were used as reacently as the 1960s in areas where such lores still prevailed. It looks at jow plants were used in healing, finding your true love and protecting the home.

This is a must for any which whoes interested in such thingsand wishes to make good use of such valuable information
Becca
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a few books on plant mythology but most of the others have the plant specific information buried in long verbose accounts. I love that this book is more like an encyclopedia, where I can easily reference any specific plant. It's packed with information for such a small book, and fascinating to read.
Jenny
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Linda
Aug 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Illustrated with small, delicate woodcut botanicals, this carefully researched little volume lends itself to perusing a page or a flower at a time. Some of the beliefs described herein are astonishingly long lived, persisting to this day. Others have been verified by science. A great addition to the gardening, botanical, or anthropological reference shelf.
Sharon Grimshaw
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous little book of folklore and myth pertaining to many common (and some not so common) plants to be found in the British countryside. while not comprehensive, it is packed with information that can springboard an inquisitive mind into further investigation. Highly recommended.
Linda
A great addition to the gardening, botanical, or anthropological reference shelf.
G. Lawrence
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great little book, marvellous read!
Folklore and superstition about plants, including lore from Rome, Egypt, France, Italy, England, Germany and many others. Very enjoyable
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