Apart from botanical
science, there is perhaps no subject of inquiry connected with plants of
wider interest than that suggested by the study of folk-lore. This field
of research has been largely worked of late years, and has obtained
considerable popularity in this country, and on the Continent.
Much has already been written on the folk-lore of plants, a fact which
has induced me to give, in the present volume, a brief systematic
summaryŚwith a few illustrations in each caseŚof the many branches into
which the subject naturally subdivides itself. It is hoped, therefore,
that this little work will serve as a useful handbook for those desirous
of gaining some information, in a brief concise form, of the folk-lore
which, in one form or another, has clustered round the vegetable
T. F. THISELTON DYER.
November 19, 1888.
The Folk-Lore of Plants here