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Oxford Dictionary of Plant-Lore (Oxford Paperback Reference)

Roy Vickery

ISBN 10: 0192800531 / 0-19-280053-1
ISBN 13: 9780192800534
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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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

 

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