Album artwork for British Wild Flowers: Their Naming and Folklore by Gerald Ponting

When is a marigold not a marigold? Where in Great Britain is a harebell a bluebell? What does a Burdock have to do with velcrose? And what does a dandelion have to do with teeth? In this delightful little book, historian Gerald Ponting reveals the fascinating stories at the heart of many wild flower names. From names made up by Shakespeare to names based on appearance or medicinal properties, prepare to be amused, informed and amazed.

Gerald Ponting

British Wild Flowers: Their Naming and Folklore

Wooden Books
Album artwork for British Wild Flowers: Their Naming and Folklore by Gerald Ponting
Paperback

£5.99

Released 06/08/2023Catalogue Number

WBwildflowers

Gerald Ponting

British Wild Flowers: Their Naming and Folklore

Wooden Books
Album artwork for British Wild Flowers: Their Naming and Folklore by Gerald Ponting
Paperback

£5.99

Released 06/08/2023Catalogue Number

WBwildflowers

When is a marigold not a marigold? Where in Great Britain is a harebell a bluebell? What does a Burdock have to do with velcrose? And what does a dandelion have to do with teeth? In this delightful little book, historian Gerald Ponting reveals the fascinating stories at the heart of many wild flower names. From names made up by Shakespeare to names based on appearance or medicinal properties, prepare to be amused, informed and amazed.