ASPNS Bibliography 3: Plant History Studies


3. Plant History Studies

3.1 Plant History and Name Studies as a Discipline

Lange, J., 'Metode og Holdning hos Nordiske Plantenavneforskere', Sprog og Kultur 28 (1975), 50-77
Rydén, Mats, 'English Plant Name Research', Papers from the First Nordic Conference for English Studies, Oslo, 17-19 September 1980, edited by S. Johansson and B. Tysdahl (Oslo, 1981), 374-84
Rydén, Mats, 'Vad är ett Växtnamn?: Några Tankar kring Växtnamn och Växtnamnsforskning', Ovriga Namn: Handlingar från NORNAs Nittonde Symposium i Göteborg, 4-6 December 1991 (Gothenburg, 1994)
Rydén, Mats, 'Växtnamnsforskning - något om dess historia, problem och metoder', Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 74 (1980), 425-36


3.2 Plant History (General)

3.2.1 Journals

Vegetatio: the International Journal of Plant Ecology (1948-)
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany (1992-)

3.2.2 General Works
(Intended for plant history not restricted by period, habitat, plant, or type of plant. For period, see Section 3.3, for habitat, see Bibliography 4, and for plant and type of plant, see Bibliography 5).

Dickson, J.H. and R.R. Mill, ed., Plants and People: Economic Botany in Northern Europe A.D. 800-1800, Botanical Journal of Scotland [special issue] 46.4 (1994), 519-706
Garrad, Larch S., 'Plants and People in the Isle of Man, A.D. 800-1800', Botanical Journal of Scotland 46.4 (1994), 644-50
Godwin, H., The History of the British Flora: a Factual Basis for Phytogeography, second edition (Cambridge, 1975)
Huntley, J. and S. Stallibrass, Plant and Vertebrate Remains from Archaeological Sites in Northern England (Durham, 1995)
Ingrouille, M., Historical Ecology of the British Flora (London, 1995)
Matthews, J.R., Origin and Distribution of the British Flora (London, 1955)
Pennington, Winifred (Mrs Tutin), The History of British Vegetation, second edition (London, 1974)
Reinhard, K.J., S.A. Mrozowski and K.A. Orloski, 'Privies, Pollen, Parasites and Seeds: a Biological Nexus in
Historic Archaeology', MASCA Journal 4.1 (1986), 31-6
Schery, R.W., Plants for Man (London, 1954)
Tansley, A.G., The British Islands and their Vegetation (Cambridge, 1939) [check against more recent work]
Turner, Judith, 'The Vegetation', The Environment of Man: the Iron Age to the Anglo-Saxon Period, edited by
Martin Jones and Geoffrey Dimbleby (Oxford, 1981), 67-73
Walker, D. and R.G. West, ed., Studies in the Vegetational History of the British Isles: Essays in Honour of Harry Godwin (Cambridge, 1970)

3.2.3 Plant-Names (General)
(Intended for general works about the naming of plants, and other works not restricted by period, habitat, plant, or type of plant. For dictionaries of modern plant-names, see Section 1.3; for discussions of modern plant-names, see Section 3.3.4.2; for historical plant-names, see Section 3.3).

Bailey, L.H., How Plants Get Their Names (New York, 1933)
Boretzky, Norbert, 'Lexikalische Natürlichkeit: Benennungsmotive in Pflanzennamen', Beiträge zum 3. Essener Kolloquium über Sprachwandel und seine bestimmenden Faktoren, edited by Norbert Boretzky et al. (Bochum, 1987), p. 52-76
Dahlstedt, K-H, 'De Folkliga Växtnamnens Semantik', Sprog og Kultur 25 (1967), 57-82
Fries, E., 'Jemförelse Mellan Inhemska Växternas Namn i Skandinaviska och Engelska Folkspråken', Nordisk Universitets-Tidskrift 10 (1866), 1-16
Rydén, Mats, 'On the Translation of Plant Names in Literary Texts', Shakespeare Translation 9 (1983)


3.3 Plant History (Specific Periods)

3.3.1 Ancient World

3.3.1.1 General Works

Baumann, Hellmut, Greek Wild Flowers and Plant Lore in Ancient Greece (London, 1993)
Singer, Charles, 'The Herbal in Antiquity and its Transmission to Later Ages', Journal of Hellenic Studies 47 (1927), 1-52
Willcox, G.H., 'Exotic Plants from Roman Waterlogged Sites in London', Journal of Archaeological Science 4 (1977), 269-82

3.3.1.2 Ancient World Plant-Names
(For modern botanical Latin plant-names, see Section 1.3).

André, J., Lexique des termes de botanique en latin (Paris, 1956)
André, J., Les noms de plantes dans la Rome antique (Paris, 1985)
Billy, Pierre-Henri, Thesaurus Linguae Gallicae (Hildesheim, 1993) [contains list of plant-names in Gallic/Gaulish]
Maltby, Robert, A Lexicon of Ancient Latin Etymologies (Leeds, 1991) [definitions of Latin words from Latin
authors; includes plant-names]
Städtler, H., 'Lateinische Pflanzennamen in Dioskorides', Archiv für lateinische Lexikographie 10 (1898), 83-115; 11 (1900), 105-14
Strömberg, R., 'Griechische Pflanzennamen', Göteborgs Högsk. Årsskrift 46 (1940)

3.3.2 Medieval World
(Intended for medieval evidence for plants in general. For wider environmental evidence, see Bibiography 8, for specific plants and types of plant, see Bibliographies 4 and 5).

3.3.2.1 General Works

Fischer, Hermann, Mittelalterliche Pflanzenkunde (Munich, 1929)
Fischer-Benzon, R.J.D. von, Altdeutsche Gartenflora: Untersuchungen über die Nutzpflanzen des deutschen Mittelalters, ihre Wanderung und ihre Vorgeschichte im klassische Altertum (1894)
Green, Francis J., 'The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence for Plants from the Medieval Period in England', Plants and Ancient Man: Studies in Palaeoethnobotany, edited by W. Van Zeist and W.A. Casparie (Rotterdam, 1984), p. 99-114
Green, Francis J., 'Collection and Interpretation of Botanical Material from Medieval Urban Excavations in Southern England', Archaeo-Physika 8 (1979), 39-55
Green, Francis J., 'Medieval Plant Remains: Methods and Results of Archaeobotanical Analysis from Excavations in Southern England with Especial Reference to Winchester and Urban Settlements of the 10th and 15th Centuries' (M.Phil thesis, University of Southampton, 1979)
Green, Francis J., 'Problems of Interpreting Differentially Preserved Plant Remains from Excavations of Medieval Urban Sites', Environmental Archaeology in the Urban Context, edited by A.R. Hall and H.K. Kenward (London, 1982), p. 40-46
Greig, J., 'Plant Resources', The Countryside of Medieval England, edited by G. Astill and A. Grant (1988), p. 108-27
Hall, Allan R., 'The Fossil Evidence for Plants in Medieval Towns', Biologist 33.5 (1986), 262-7
Hoops, Johannes, Waldbäume und Kulturpflanzen im germanischen Altertum (Strassburg, 1905)
Letts, John B., Smoke Blackened Thatch: a Unique Source of Late Medieval Plant Remains from Southern England (London, 1999)
Macphail, R.I., 'Soils and Botanical Studies of the 'Dark Earth'', The Environment of Man: the Iron Age to the Anglo-Saxon Period, edited by Martin Jones and Geoffrey Dimbleby (Oxford, 1981), p. 309-31
Tomlinson, P., 'Using the Archaeobotanical Computer Database to Survey the Evidence for Plant Remains from Post-Roman Deposits in the British Isles', Res archaeobotanicae (Kiel, 1995), 317-34

3.3.2.2 Medieval Plant-Names
(For specific plants and types of plant, see Bibiographies 4 and 5. For modern plant-names, see Section 1.3. ).

Björkman, E., 'Die Pflanzennamen der althochdeutschen Glossen', Zeitschrift für deutsche Wortforschung 2 (1901), 202-33; 3 (1902), 263-307; 6 (1904-5), 174-98
Earle, J., English Plant Names from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century (Oxford, 1880)
Fries, T.M., 'Svenska Växtnamn, 1: Under Medeltiden', Arkiv för Botanik 3 (1904), 1-60
Hofsten, N. von, Eddadikternas Djur och Växtvärld (Uppsala, 1957)
Hunt, Tony, Plant Names of Medieval England (Woodbridge, 1989)
Löfvenberg, M.T., 'Words Denoting Plants and Trees', Contributions to Middle English Lexicography and Etymology, by M.T. Löfvenberg (Lund, 1946), p. 12-16
Mastrelli, Carlo Alberto, 'I nomi delle piante di origine germanica nell'alto medioevo', L'Ambiente vegetale nell'alto medioevo: Settimane di studio del Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo (Spoleto, 1990), p. 399-429
Norri, Juhani, Compound Plant-Names in Fifteenth Century English (Turku, 1988)
Norri, Juhani, 'On the Origin of Plant Names in Fifteenth-Century English', Middle English Miscellany: From Vocabulary to Linguistic Variation, edited by Jacek Fisiak (Poznan, 1996), 159-81
Rothwell, W., 'Medical and Botanical Terminology from Anglo-Norman Sources', Zeitschrft für französische Sprache und Literatur 86 (1976), 221-60
Sauer, Hans, 'English Plant Names in the Thirteenth Century: the Trilingual Harley Vocabulary', Middle English Miscellany: From Vocabulary to Linguistic Variation, edited by Jacek Fisiak (Poznan, 1996), 135-58
Sauer, Hans, 'On the analysis and Structure of Old and Middle English Plant Names', Papers from the VIII International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, edited by B. Santano Moreno et al. (Cáceres, 1995), p. 299-325
Sauer, Hans, 'Towards a Linguistic Description and Classification of the Old English Plant Names', Words, Texts and Manuscripts: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Culture Presented to Helmut Gneuss on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, edited by Michael Korhammer, Karl Reichl and Hans Sauer (Cambridge, 1992), p. 381-408
Schlutter, O.B., 'Is There an OE Plant-Name twinihte?', Neophilologus 12 (1927), 117-8
Skeat, W.W., 'Anglo-Saxon Plant Names', N & Q ser.8, 9 (1896), 163-4
Stapelkamp, C., 'Oude Engelse Plantnamen', English Studies 28 (1947), 111-14
Stokes, Whitley, 'A List of Welsh Plant Names', Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900), 37-49
Thompson, Pauline, 'Healing Words...: the Treatment of Medical and Botanical Vocabulary in the Dictionary of Old English' [Paper presented to the 27th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 1992]
Williams, D., 'Rhestr Gynnar o Enwau Planhigion yng Nghymraeg = An Early List of Plant Names in Welsh', Y Gwyddonydd 17.2 (1979), 73-8

3.3.2.3 Medieval Plants by Location
(See also specific locations in Section 8.5)

3.3.2.3.1 Various Locations

Dark, K.R. and S.P. Dark, 'New Archaeological and Palynological Evidence for a Sub-Roman Reoccupation of Hadrian's Wall', Archaeologica Aeliana 24 (1996), 57-72
Dimbleby, G.W., 'Pollen Analysis', in 'Wansdyke: Excavations 1966 to 1970', by H. Stephen Green, p. 136-40, Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine 66 (1971), 129-46
Green, Francis J., 'Collection and Interpretation of Botanical Information from Medieval Urban Excavations in Southern England', Archaeo-Physika 8 (1979), 39-55

3.3.2.3.2 Abingdon

Jones, Martin, 'The Carbonized Plant Remains', Archaeology at Barton Court Farm, Abingdon, Oxon., edited by David Miles (London, 1984), microfiche 9, A1-B4

3.3.2.3.3 Andover

Green, Francis J., 'Botanical Remains from the Saxon Occupation', in 'Excavations at Old Down Farm, Andover, Part II: Prehistoric and Roman', by Susan M. Davies, p. 160-1, Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society 37 (1981), 81-163

3.3.2.3.4 Bedford

Parradine, Pamela J., 'Report on Plant Remains from the Empire Cinema, Bedford', in 'Excavations in Bedford, 1977 and 78', by Jane Hassall, p. 54-9, Bedfordshire Archaeology 16 (1983), 37-64

3.3.2.3.5 Beverley

Evans, D.H. and D.G. Tomlinson, Excavations at 333-35 Eastgate, Beverley, 1983-6 (Sheffield, 1992) [plant remains from dye-vats]

3.3.2.3.6 Bishop's Waltham

Arthur, J.R.B., 'Seeds and Stones from Site 5, Pit 13', in 'Excavations in Bishop's Waltham, 1967-78', by E. Lewis, p. 111, Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club 16 (1985), 81-126

3.3.2.3.7 Bishopstone

Arthur, J.R.B., 'The Plant Remains', in 'Excavations at Bishopstone', by Martin Bell, Sussex Archaeological Collections 115 (1977), 273-5

3.3.2.3.8 Cowdery's Down

Green, Francis J., 'The Plant Remains', in 'Excavations at Cowdery's Down, Basingstoke, Hampshire 1978-81, by Martin Millett with Simon James, p. 259-61, Archaeological Journal 140 (1984), 151-279

3.3.2.3.9 Gloucester

Green, Francis J., 'Plant Remains', The East and North Gates of Gloucester, by Carolyn Heighway (Bristol, 1983), p. 246-8
Green, Francis J., 'Plant Remains', in 'Excavations at 1 Westgate Street, Gloucester, 1975', by C.M. Heighway,
A.P. Garrod, and A.G. Vince, p. 186-90, Medieval Archaeology 23 (1979), 159-213
Straker, Vanessa and Carolyn Heighway, 'Organic Matter from Medieval Deposits Outside St Nicholas Church,
Gloucester', Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 103 (1986 for 1985), 223-6

3.3.2.3.10 Graveney

Wilson, D. Gay, 'Plant Remains from the Graveney Boat and the Early History of Humulus lupulus L. in Western Europe', New Phytologist 75 (1975), 627-48
Wilson, D. Gay and Ann P. Conolly, 'Plant Remains', The Graveney Boat, by Valerie Fenwick (Oxford, 1978), 133-50

3.3.2.3.11 Great Yarmouth

Jones, Andrew K.G., 'Botanical Evidence', in 'Excavations at Fuller's Hill, Great Yarmouth' by A. Rogerson, p. 227-33, Norfolk, edited by P. Wade-Martins (Gressenhall, 1976), 131-245

3.3.2.3.12 Hen Domen

Moore, P.D., 'Pollen Analysis of a Buried Soil at Hen Domen', in 'A Pre-Norman Field System at Hen Domen, Montgomery', by Philip Barker and James Lawson, p. 69-70, Medieval Archaeology 15 (1972 for 1971), 58-72

3.3.2.3.13 Hereford

Arthur, J.R.B. and J.S.R. Hood, 'Seeds, Grasses and Grain, Victoria Street', Hereford City Excavations, III: the Finds, by R. Shoesmith (London, 1985), microfiche 9, D1-2
Hood, J.S.R. and D. Williams, 'Seeds, Grasses and Grain, Berrington Street', Hereford City Excavations, III: the Finds, by R. Shoesmith (London, 1985), microfiche 9, D3-4

3.3.2.3.14 Huntingdon

Murphy, P., 'Orchard Lane, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: Plant Macrofossils and Invertebrates from Late Saxon Contexts', Ancient Monuments Laboratory Reports 20 (1996), 7/96

3.3.2.3.15 Kirstead

Jones, Andrew K.G., 'The Charcoal', in 'Kirstead', by K. Wade, p. 127, Norfolk, edited by P. Wade-Martins (Gressenhall, 1976), 101-30

3.3.2.3.16 Lincoln

Moffett, L., 'Plant Remains from an 11th Century Cesspit at Lincoln, Danes Terrace (DT 1 74)', Ancient Monuments Laboratory Reports 18 (1995), 10/95
Moffett, L., 'Plant Remains from Flaxengate, Lincoln', Ancient Monuments Laboratory Reports 21 (1996), 50/96

3.3.2.3.17 London

Jones, Glynis, Vanessa Straker and Anne Davis, 'Early Medieval Plant Use and Ecology', Aspects of Saxo- Norman London, 2: Finds and Environmental Evidence, edited by Alan Vince (London, 1991), 347-85

3.3.2.3.18 North Elmham

Jarman, Heather, 'The Plant Remains from Well II', Excavations in North Elmham Park, 1967-1972, by Peter Wade-Martins (Gressenhall, 1980), I, 114-8

3.3.2.3.19 Norwich

Murphy, Peter, 'The Plant Remains', in 'Excavations in Alms Lane', by Malcolm Atkin, p. 228-34 and microfiche, Excavations in Norwich 1971-1978, Part II, by Malcolm Atkin, Alan Carter and D.H. Evans (Norwich, 1985), 144-260

3.3.2.3.20 Plymouth

Dennell, R.W., 'Seeds from a Medieval Sewer in Woolster Street, Plymouth', Economic Botany 24 (1970), 151-4

3.3.2.3.21 Raunds

Campbell, Gill, 'The Preliminary Archaeobotanical Results from Anglo-Saxon West Cotton and Raunds', Environment and Economy in Anglo-Saxon England: a Review of Recent Work on the Environmental Archaeology of Rural and Urban Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England, edited by James Rackham (London, 1994), 65-82

3.3.2.3.22 Rhuddlan

Tomlinson, P.R., 'Pollen', in 'Cledemutha: a Late Saxon Burgh in North Wales' by J.B. Manley, Medieval Archaeology 31 (1987), 41

3.3.2.3.23 Sandal

Rees, A. and D. Bartley, 'Pollen Analysis of Soil Samples', Sandal Castle Excavations 1964-1973, by Philip Mayes and Lawrence Butler (Wakefield, 1983), p. 353

3.3.2.3.24 Shrewsbury

Colledge, Susan, 'The Plant Remains', in 'Two Town Houses in Medieval Shrewsbury', edited by M.O.H. Carver, Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society 61 (1983), 62-3

3.3.2.3.25 Southampton

Buckland, P.C., P. Holdsworth and M. Monk, 'The Interpretation of a Group of Saxon Pits in Southampton', Journal of Archaeological Science 3 (1976), 61-9
Monk, M.A., 'The Plant Economy and Agriculture of the Anglo-Saxons in Southern Britain, with Particular Reference to the 'Mart' Settlements of Southampton and Winchester' (M. Phil thesis, University of Southampton, 1978)
Monk, M., 'The Seed Remains', Excavations at Melbourne Street, Southampton, 1971-76, by Philip Holdsworth (London, 1980), p. 128-33

3.3.2.3.26 Sutton Hoo

Dimbleby, G.W., 'The Environment', and 'Report and Pollen Analysis on a Fragment Found in the Burial Chamber', in The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, I, by Rupert Bruce-Mitford (London, 1975), p. 48-77 and 487

3.3.2.3.27 Tackley

Robinson, Mark, 'Carbonized Plant Remains from a Pre-Church Deposit', in 'Investigations at Tackley Church, Oxfordshire, 1981-4: the Anglo-Saxon and Romanesque Phases', by John Blair and Barry McKay, p. 40-1, Oxoniensia 50 (1986), 25-46

3.3.2.3.28 Thurrock

Murphy, Peter, 'Plant Remains', in 'Excavations at Barrington's Farm, Orsett Cock, Thurrock, Essex, 1983', by Brian Milton, Essex Archaeology and History 18 (1988), 16-33

3.3.2.3.29 Wareham

Monk, M.A., 'Seed Evidence', in 'Excavations in Wareham', by David A. Hinton and Richard Hodges, p. 76, Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeology Society 99 (1980 for 1977), 42-83

3.3.2.3.30 West Cotton

Campbell, Gill, 'The Preliminary Archaeobotanical Results from Anglo-Saxon West Cotton and Raunds', Environment and Economy in Anglo-Saxon England: a Review of Recent Work on the Environmental Archaeology of Rural and Urban Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England, edited by James Rackham (London, 1994), 65-82

3.3.2.3.31 Winchester

Monk, M.A., 'The Plant Economy and Agriculture of the Anglo-Saxons in Southern Britain, with Particular Reference to the 'Mart' Settlements of Southampton and Winchester' (M. Phil thesis, University of Southampton, 1978)

3.3.2.3.32 Worcester

Moffett, L., 'Botanical Remains from Worcester Deansway', Ancient Monuments Laboratory Reports 19 (1995), 39/95

3.3.2.3.33 York

Godwin, Harry and K. Bachem, 'Plant Material', in 'Excavations in Hungate, York', by K.M. Richardson Archaeological Journal 116 (1961 for 1959), 109-13
Kenward, H.K. and A.R. Hall, Biological Evidence from 16-22 Coppergate (York, 1995)
Tomlinson, P.R., '[Plant Remains]', Environmental Evidence from a Roman Well and Anglian Pits, by H.K. Kenward, A.R. Hall and A.K.G. Jones (London, 1986), 272 [York]
Tomlinson, P.R., 'Vegetative Plant Remains from Waterlogged Deposits Identified at York', New Light on Early Farming, edited by J.M. Renfrew (Edinburgh, 1991), 109-19

3.3.3 Early Modern World (1500-1799)

3.3.3.1 General Works

Culpeper, Nicholas, The English Physitian... (London, 1652) (later known as The Complete Herbal)
Dodoens, Rembert, Cruydeboeck (Antwerp, 1554)
Dodoens, Rembert, A New Herball, or Historie of Plants, translated by Henry Lyte (London, 1586)
Dodoens, Rembert, Stirpium historia pemptades sex (Antwerp, 1583)
Gerard, John, Gerard's Herball: the Essence Thereof Distilled, by Marcus Woodward from the edition of Th. Johnson, 1636 (London, 1985)
Gerard, John, The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes (London, 1597)
Hudson, William, Flora Anglica (London, 1762)
Lightfoot, J., Flora Scotica (London, 1777)
Linnaeus, Carl, Flora Svecica (Stockholm, 1745)
Linnaeus, Carl, Örtebok (Stockholm, 1725)
Lobel, Matthias, Plantarum seu stirpium historia (Antwerp, 1576)
Lyte, Henry, A Niewe Herball, or Historie of Plantes (Antwerp, 1578)
Palmberg, J., Serta Florea Svecana eller Swenske Örtekrantz (Strängnäs,1684)
Parkinson, John, Theatrum botanicum: the Theater of Plants (London, 1640)
Paulli, S., Flora Danica (Copenhagen, 1648)
Ray, John, Catalogus plantarum Angliae et insularum adjacentium (London, 1670)
Ray, John, Synopsis methodica stirpium britannicarum (London, 1690)
Rudbeck, Olaus, Hortus botanicus (Uppsala, 1685)
Tabernaemontanus, J.T., Eicones plantarum (Frankfurt-am-Main, 1590)
Tabernaemontanus, J.T., Neuw Kreuterbuch (Frankfurt-am-Main, 1588-91)
Tabernaemontanus, J.T., Neuw vollkommentlich Kreuterbuch, edited by C. Bauhin (Frankfurt-am-Main, 1625)
Tonning, H., Norsk Medicinsk og Oeconomisk Flora (Copenhagen, 1773)
Turner, William, Libellus de re herbaria (1538),The Names of Herbes (1548): Facsimiles (London, 1965)
Turner, William, Libellus de re herbaria novus (London, 1538)
Turner, William, A New Herball (London, 1551-68)
Turner, William, William Turner, Libellus de re herbaria novus (1538), edited and translated by Hans Helander and Mats Rydén (Uppsala, 1999)
Withering, William, A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain (Birmingham, 1776-1830)

3.3.3.2 Early Modern Plant-Names
(For modern plant-names, see Section 1.3).

Fries, S., 'De Svenska Växtnamnen i S.A. Forsius' Physica, 1611', Festskrift till Björn Pettersson, 29.12.1979 (1979), 21-6
Rydén, Mats, 'Antedatings and Additions for OED from The Vertuose Boke of Distyllacyon of the Waters of all Maner of Herbes (1527)', Notes and Queries, new series 32 (1985)
Rydén, Mats, 'The Contextual Significance of Shakespeare's Plant Names', Studia Neophilologica 56 (1984)
Rydén, Mats, 'The English Plant Names in Gerard's Herball (1597)', Studies in English Philology, Linguistics and Literature Presented to Alarik Rynell, 7 March 1978, edited by M. Rydén and L.A. Björk (Stockholm, 1978)
Rydén, Mats, The English Plant Names in The Grete Herball (1526): a Contribution to the Historical Study of English Plant-Name Usage (Stockholm, 1984)
Rydén, Mats, 'The Extra-Botanical Dimensions of Shakespeare's Plant Names', English Far and Wide: a Festschrift for Inna Koskenniemi, 24 January, 1993, edited by Risto Hiltunen et al. (Turku, 1993)
Rydén, Mats, 'Flowers', The Spenser Encyclopedia, edited by A.C. Hamilton et al. (Toronto, 1990)
Rydén, Mats, 'Om Botaniken och dess Språk på Shakespeares Tid', Forskningsprofiler Uppsala Universitet (1990)
Rydén, Mats, 'A Pre-Linnean Swedish Botanico-Philological Tract and an Early English Analogue', Language in Time and Space: Studies in Honour of Wolfgang Viereck on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday, edited by Heinrich Ramisch and Kenneth Wynne (Stuttgart, 1997)
Rydén, Mats, Shakespearean Plant Names: Identifications and Interpretations (Stockholm, 1978)
Rydén, Mats, 'William Turner and the English Plant Names', Studies in Early Modern English, edited by Dieter Kastovsky (Berlin, 1994)
Turner, William, Libellus de re herbaria (1538),The Names of Herbes (1548): Facsimiles (London, 1965)
Turner, William, The Names of Herbes in Greke, Latin, Englishe, Duche and Frenche wyth the Commune Names that Herbaries and Apotecaries Use (London, 1548)
Wessén, E., 'Svenska Växtnamn från 1500-talet', I Linköpings Bibliotheks Handlingar 4 (1924), 48-85

3.3.4 Modern World

3.3.4.1 General Works

Brøndegaard, V.J., Folk og Flora, 1-2 (Copenhagen, 1978-9)
Grigson, Geoffrey, The Englishman's Flora (London, 1955)
Hooker, W.J., The British Flora (London, 1830)
Lindley, John, A Synopsis of the British Flora (London, 1829)
Smith, J.E., The English Flora, 3 vols (London, 1824-5)
Smith, J.E., Flora britannica, 2 vols (London, 1800)
Syme, John T. Boswell and Mrs Lankester, ed., English Botany, or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, the figures by J. Sowerby et al., third edition, 12 vols and supplement (London, 1863-86)

3.3.4.2 Modern Plant-Names
(Intended for traditional and folk names, recorded from 1800 onwards. For dictionaries of modern plant-names, see Section 1.3).

Modern plant-names: a good source is Simpson, N. Douglas, A Bibliographical Index of the British Flora Including Floras, Herbals, Periodicals, Societies and References Relating to the Identification, Distribution and Occurrence of Phanerogams, Vascular Cryptogams and Charophytes in the British Isles (Simpson, 1960), p. 51-4

Aasen, I., 'Norske Plantenavne', Budstikken 1 (Kristiania, 1860)
Adison, F., 'Some Vernacular Names of Plants', Naturalist (1892), 111
[Anon.], 'English Names for British Plants', Countryside, new series 5 (1924), 79
[Anon.], 'Local Names of Plants', Countryside, 4 (1923), 160, 185
[Anon.], 'Local Names of Plants', Countryside, new series 5 (1913), 596
[Anon.], 'West Country Plant Names', Countryside, new series 4 (1923), 102
Anslow, R., 'Local Names of Plants', Science-Gossip 6 (1870), 227
B., A., 'Local Names of Plants', Science-Gossip 12 (1876), 39
B., E.D., 'Local Names of Common Plants (Sidmouth)', Science-Gossip 9 (1873), 235
Bidwell, W.H., 'Notes on Norfolk Names Derived from those of... Plants', Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society 3 (1881), 224
Boulger, G.S., 'Old Plant Names', Science-Gossip 14 (1878), 162
Boyd, A.W., 'Local Plant Names', North-Western Naturalist 19 (1944), 64
Brenan, S.A., 'Local Names of Plants', Science-Gossip 17 (1881), 278
Dacombe, M.R., ed., Dorset Up Along and Down Along: a Collection of History, Tradition, Folk Lore, Flower Names and Herbal Lore (Dorchester, 1935)
Fries, S., Svenska Växtnamn i Riksspråk och Dialekt (Umeå, 1975)
Fries, S., 'Växtnamnsvård', Språkvård (1977), 14-20
Geifr Natur (Cardiff, 1945) (Welsh plant-names)
H., R., 'Notes on Local Names', Science-Gossip 1 (1865), 35
Høeg, O.A., Planter og Tradisjon (Oslo, 1976) [dialectal plant-names]
Knuth, P., 'Friesische Pflanzennamen', Die Heimat 4, Jahrgang no. 11/12, s. 1 and 2.
Lyttkens, August, Svenska Växtnamn (Stockholm, 1904-15)
Nathorst, A.G., Svenska Växtnamn, 5 vols (Stockholm, 1903-4)
Odhner, E., Växternas Namn (Stockholm, 1963)
Prior, R.C.A., On the Popular Names of British Plants, third edition (London, 1879)
Pritzel, G. and C. Jessen, Die deutschen Volksnamen der Pflanzen (Hannover, 1882)
Rydén, Mats, 'Towards a Standardization of the Official Swedish Plant Nomenclature in the 20th Century: the Names of Orchids', Norm, Variation and Change in Language (Stockholm, 1997)
Söhns, F., Unsere Pflanzen: ihre Namenerklärung (1912)
Steindórsson, Steindór, Islensk Plöntunöfn (Reykjavík, 1978)
T., R., 'Plant Names', Science-Gossip 6 (1870), 127
[Various], 'English Plant Names', Nature Notes 1 (1890), 141
[Various], 'Local Plant Names', North-Western Naturalist 14 (1939), 216, 288
[Various], 'Local Plant Names', North-Western Naturalist 19 (1944), 64
[Various], 'Local Plant Names', North-Western Naturalist 20 (1945), 301
[Various], 'Local Plant Names', North-Western Naturalist 25 (1954), 321
Vide, S-B., 'De Sydsvenska Växtnamnen: Namngivningsmotiv och Formkategorier', Sydsvenska Ortnamnssällskapets Årsskrift (1967),16-50
Whitmore, Patrick, The Common Names of Wild Flowers in English and French (Chichester, 1991)


3.4 Archaeobotany
(Intended for reference and introductory sources on archaeobotany. For general reference works on archaeology, see Section 1.5.1. For plant reports from specific medieval excavations, see Section 3.3.2.3).

3.4.1 Reference Sources

Hather, Jon, An Archaeobotanical Guide to Root and Tuber Identification, vol. 1: Europe and South West Asia (Oxford, 1993)
Schultze-Motel, J., 'Literature on Archaeological Remains of Cultivated Plants...'. An annual list in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany (1992-) [Earlier lists appeared in Kulturpflanze up to 1990].
Tomlinson, Philippa, Archaeobotanical Computer Database (ABCD). Contact Allan Hall, Environmental Archaeology Unit, University of York, Heslington, York YO1 5DD.
Tomlinson, Philippa, The Archaeobotanical Computer Database (ABCD): a Guide for Users (York, 1995)

3.4.2 General Works

Brooks, Robert R. and Dieter Johannes, Phytoarchaeology (London, 1995)
Dimbleby, G.W., The Palynology of Archaeological Sites (London, 1985)
Dimbleby, G.W., Plants and Archaeology, second edition (London, 1978)
Greig, J. et al., Archaeobotany (Strasbourg, 1989)
Jones, Martin, ed., Archaeology and the Flora of the British Isles: Human Influence on the Evolution of Plant Communities (Oxford, 1988)
Moore, P.D., J.A. Webb and M.E. Collinson, Pollen Analysis, second edition (Oxford, 1991)
Williams, D., 'Archaeology Goes to Seed', Interim 2.4 (1975), 27-33


3.5 Ethnobotany

3.5.1 General Works

Baker, H.G., Plants and Civilisation (London, 1964)
Balick, M.J. and P.A. Cox, Plants, People and Culture: the Science of Ethnobotany (New York, (1997)
Berlin, Brent, Ethnobiological Classification: Principles of Categorization of Plants and Animals in Traditional Societies (Princeton, 1992)
Berlin, Brent, 'Ethnobiological Classification', Cognition and Categorization, edited by Eleanor Rosch and Barbara B. Lloyd (Hillsdale, NJ, 1978), p. 9-26
Berlin, Brent, 'Speculations on the Growth of Ethnobotanical Nomenclature', Language in Society 1 (1972), 51-86
Halstort, C.A. and V.S. Popper, ed., Current Paleoethnobotany: Analytical Methods and Cultural Implications of Archaeological Plant Remains (Chicago, 1990)
Hastorf, Christine A., 'The Cultural Life of Early Domestic Plant Use', Antiquity 72.278 (1998), 773-82
Van Zeist, W. and W.A. Casparie, ed., Plants and Ancient Man: Studies in Palaeoethnobotany (Rotterdam, 1984)

3.5.2 European Cultures

Henriksson, J., Växterna i de Gamlas Föreställningar, Seder och Bruk (Stockholm, 1911)
Körber-Grohne, Udelgard, Nutzpflanzen in Deutschland: Kulturgeschichte und Biologie (Stuttgart, 1987)

3.5.3 American Cultures

Berlin, Brent, Dennis E. Breedlove, and Peter H. Raven, Principles of Tzeltal Plant Classification (London, 1974)


3.6 Folklore of Plants
(For the folklore of individual plants and types of plants, see Bibliography 5)

3.6.1 Journals

Plant-Lore Notes and News

3.6.2 Reference

Vickery, Roy, A Dictionary of Plant-Lore (Oxford, 1995)

3.6.3 General Works

Folklore of plants: a good source is Simpson, N. Douglas, A Bibliographical Index of the British Flora Including Floras, Herbals, Periodicals, Societies and References Relating to the Identification, Distribution and Occurrence of Phanerogams, Vascular Cryptogams and Charophytes in the British Isles (Simpson, 1960), p. 51-4

Amyot, T.E., 'Folk-Lore of Plants', Science-Gossip 17 (1881), 280
[Anon.], 'Folk-Lore (Plants)', High Wycombe Natural History Society 1 (1868), 166
[Anon.], 'Folk-Lore (Plants)', Naturalists' Note Book 2 (1868), 37
Baker, Margaret, Discovering the Folklore of Plants, third edition (Princes Risborough, 1996)
Bartels, W., Pflanzen in der englischen Folklore (1900)
Jordan, Michael, Plants of Mystery and Magic (London, 1997)
Simoons, Frederick J., Plants of Life, Plants of Death (Madison, 1998)
Thistleton-Dyer, T.F., The Folklore of Plants (London, 1889)

3.6.4 Colour

Bonser, W., 'The Significance of Colour in Ancient and Medieval Magic', Man 25 (1925), 194-8

3.6.5 Regional Folklore

3.6.5.1 Countries

3.6.5.1.1 France

Rolland, E., Flore populaire ou histoire naturelle des plantes dans leurs rapports avec la linguistique et le folkore (Paris, 1896-1914)

3.6.5.1.2 Scotland

Bennett, Margaret, 'Plants and People in Oral Tradition: Folklore in the Scottish Highlands', Botanical Journal of Scotland 46.4 (1994), 688-92

3.6.5.2 Counties

3.6.5.2.1 Dorset

Dacombe, M.R., ed., Dorset Up Along and Down Along: a Collection of History, Tradition, Folk Lore, Flower Names and Herbal Lore (Dorchester, 1935)



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