#Flashlore 07

“Welsh border people gather bunches of them to purify the home. Yet this may be risky, for snowdrops are also known as Death Flowers in some counties; perhaps because they grow in churchyards.”
— Charles Kightly

Photograph of horse riders posing in a field filled with snowdrop flowers.

Source: Kightly, Charles (1987), The Perpetual Almanack of Folklore.

Image: Hardman, Joseph (1893-1972), Horse Riders in Snowdrops. Available HERE.