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The Peony

Published 23 Jun 2009. Tags: history.

Regarding peonies:

In Europe, in the Middle Ages, superstitious gardeners dug its roots by the light of the moon to avoid observation by woodpeckers. It was believed that if woodpeckers looked on anyone digging or planting peonies he would be struck by blindness.

Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America