Fabulous Plants

Fabulous Plants






The curious traditions of imaginary plants found amongst most nations have partly a purely mythological origin Frequently, too, they may be attributed to the exaggerated accounts given by old travellers, who, “influenced by a desire to make themselves famous, have gone so far as to pretend that they saw these fancied objects.” Anyhow, from whatever …

Fairy Plant Lore

Fairy Plant Lore






Many plants have gained notoriety from their connection with fairyland. Although the belief in this romantic source of superstition has almost died out, yet it has left its traces in the numerous legends which have survived amongst us. Thus the delicate white flowers of the wood-sorrel are known in Wales as “fairy bells,” from a …