Tag Archives: Superstitions about Flowers

Nature Journal 6: Buttercups and Herb Robert


Buttercup “The common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) bears among rustics in the midland counties the vulgar name of “Crazy,” for which, until lately, I could never account; but it would appear that this meadow plant is considered an “insane herb” by … Continue reading

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Nature Journal 5: Hawkweed, Hawkbit


“Coles tells us respecting the Eyebright how “Divers authors write that goldfinches, linnets, and some other birds make use of this herb, for the repairing of their own and their young ones’ sight. The purple and yellow spots and stripes … Continue reading

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