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The Haunted Garden: Death and Transfiguration in the Folklore of Plants

by Sheryl Humphrey
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From the Introduction:In my readings in mythology, folklore, and gardening I have come across myriad references to plants associated with tales of death, ghosts, and people transforming into flowers or trees. These tales are not about deaths caused by poisonous plants. Rather, they are strange stories and legends in which plants are intertwined with a human�s passage to a