The most recent and most authoritative work on the folklore of plants in the British Isles is Roy Vickery's A Dictionary of Plant Lore (1995), drawing on information gathered between 1981 and 1994, as well as on previous books and journals. It covers beliefs, customs, and traditional uses, and is supplemented by his booklet on Unlucky Plants (1985). Among older works, the most important are T. F. Thistleton Dyer's The Folk-Lore of Plants (1889), and Geoffrey Grigson's The Englishman's Flora (1955; 2nd edn., 1987).
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