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Flowers My Mother Taught Me

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 27 Apr 2015, 02:29

The Marsh Marigold is another spring flower familiar from childhood.

The ones in the photo grow in the stream just across the road from my house, near a little brick bridge which you can see in the photograph.

The flower-name is in the great Oxford English Dictionary. Its earliest known occurrence is from 1578:

The small Celandyne, and the Braue Bassinet, or Marsh Marigold, do grow in moyst medowes.

(Lyte's translation from the original Dutch of Dodoens' Niewe Herball.)



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