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Flora Sancta

Flora Sancta

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Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781853114458
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 01/04/2012
Width: 17.2 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
It is impossibls to exaggerate the part that plants and flowers have played in religious devotion over the centuries. For example there are over 600 flowers whose common name refers to Mary-the Madonna Lily, Marigolds, Lady's Mantle to name but three. The Christmas Rose(hellebore) and the Lenten Lily(daffodil) signify the close association between plants and the Christian year, while St John's Wort(hypericum) and Michaelmas Daisies reflect the habit of naming plants that came ito flower on or around saint's days. This fascinating book-a religious equivalent of Richard Mabey's classic 'Flora Britannica' is packed with the stories of hundreds of plants and flowers and their Christian associations, interwoven with examples of where flower carvings, emblems and associations can be seen today.

Joyce Critchlow

Dr Joyce Critchlow's two acre garden in Derbyshire was featured on BBC television's 'Flying Gardeners'. A botanist, and a local preacher twice short-listed for The Times Preacher of the Year Award, this book combines her two great loves. For many years she wrote on herbs and their uses fot The Universe. Sadly, she died before the publication of this magnum opus.