Osier

(Salix viminalis) Osiers seem to have enjoyed some prophylactic reputation in the English Fen country, for there is a record that at Hallowe'en, peeled osier twigs used to be put "at all the ways into the houses because no witch dared cross over them ." (Barrett.

1964). There is a traditional dance known as "strip the willow", the name apparently coming from the "peeling off" movement of the dancers (Addison & Hillhouse).

Osmunda regalis > ROYAL FERN

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