Scotland's plants define its landscape – from the heather moorlands and pinewoods of iconic Scottish habitats to the weeds and garden plants of Scottish towns and cities. They have shaped the country's domestic economy and culture over centuries, providing resources for agriculture and industry as well as food, drink and medicines. They have even inspired children's games and been used as spell components in magical charms. Drawing together traditional knowledge from archives and oral histories with the work of many of Scotland's finest botanical artists, Scottish Plant Lore is a celebration of the wealth of Scottish plant lore.
"Written by the Deputy Head of Education at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this fascinating new book provides an insight into both the botanical and cultural history of some of Scotland's plants and trees. [...] whether you're an amateur gardener, a hobby forager or an avid cultural historian, this new book makes for a captivating read."
– Scottish Wildlife 96, November 2018