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Discovering the Folklore of Plants

By Margaret Baker
Published by Shire Publications, 1996

Reviewed by Mike Oates

Cabbage stalks were once used by Scottish girls to foretell their future husbands; in Lincolnshire the girls used handfuls of barley. This book contains dozens of such beliefs. From Achillea to Zinnia, author Margaret Baker has collected cures, magic and portents from around the world.

New Zealand Garden Journal: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture 1997 2(1): 26

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