ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 18, 2018
Scottish Plant Lore: an Illustrated Flora
By Dr Gregory Kenicer
A beautifully illustrated and expert guide to the rich and surprising folklore of Scotland’s flora. From our earliest hunter-gatherer ancestors to our high-tech modern societies, humanity would be doomed without the Green Kingdom. Plants shape us and the world around us – whether they are the crops we eat, the ornamentals that we grow in our gardens, the weeds on urban streets or the profusion of species that define wild environments. This book celebrates these plants and our relationship with them in the area that we now know as Scotland.
A visual and cultural feast, this book takes early herbals as inspiration, combining current scientific knowledge, original botanical illustrations and plant lore. Drawing on original sources, this book will demonstrate how versatile, necessary and even, occasionally, sinister, Scotland’s plants can be.
Dr Gregory Kenicer
Dr. Gregory Kenicer is the Deputy Head of Education at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Joining the RBGE to work on the Flora Celtica project he has gone on to inspire learners of all ages for more than 17 years. He has published numerous scientific articles on the evolution and diversity of peas and sweet peas but the murky corners of traditional Scottish plant use is where his heart truly lies.