Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Galling

 


This funny looking little thing is called a Robin's Pincushion gall and it's usually to be seen on wild roses. I've learnt that it was known as a Robin Redbreast's cushion in West Sussex and if you wore it around your neck it would cure you from whooping cough [along with many hundreds of other folkloric cures!]

Arilx

2 comments:

  1. Oooh, I saw some of these on my walk in July- they are so fluffy!!! Nice to know what they are!

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  2. That must be something we don't have here. Off to google!

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