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Britain's Wild Flowers

Rosamond Richardson

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  • Find out what flower was used as a substitute for coffee during WWII and how the forget-me-not acquired its unusual name

  • Every flower is illustrated in sumptuous colour detail
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    Product Description

    A fascinating look at the myths, folklore and botany behind over 70 British wildflowers.


    From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In this book, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover the fascinating ways in which the plants were used. Discover which flower used as a medieval lie-detector to test the innocence of suspected criminals, or stuffed in the shoes of Roman centurions to prevent damage to their feet as they marched.


    From periwinkles, beloved of Chaucer, and the oxlips and ‘nodding violet’ growing in the forest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the book celebrates the important role wildflowers have played in literature, as well as their uses in food and medicine, and the history, myths and tales behind each species.


    The nineteenth-century poet John Clare wrote, ‘I love wildflowers (none are weeds with me)'. This book is a celebration of the bountiful history behind Britain’s beloved wildflowers and is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening, history or the natural world.

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    Imprint National Trust
    ISBN 9781909881921
    Publication Date 13 Apr 2017
    Format Hardback
    Dimensions 192 x 136
    Page Extent 280 pages
    Illustrations Colour illustrations throughout
    View Inside Pages Not Yet Available
    Author Rosamond Richardson
    About the Author

    Rosamond Richardson is an author, journalist, essayist. She is a regular columnist for Bird Watching magazine where she writes the monthly 'Reflections' page. She also appears in The Countryman magazine, where her feature on wild flowers 'Natural Histories' was followed in 2015 by a series on 'Walking with Wild Flowers.' Her 'Flora Britannica' column appeared as a weekly feature in Country Life, and she has written for LandScape magazine.

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