Bird’s-foot Trefoil has over seventy names in Britain alone including Eggs & Bacon and Granny’s Toenails ascribed by its appearance or that of the long, black, claw like seed pods. For the same reason, it was called Tom Thumb, a godchild of the Queen of the fairies, who was a restless goblin with dry, black fingers ending in a claw. One reason perhaps it’s one of the few flowers to have a negative connotation in the ‘Language Of Flowers’. The pagans used Bird’s-foot Trefoil for magick and it’s one of the flowers woven into protective wreaths worn on Midsummer’s night.
This sterling silver charm is cast from a real flower and each piece includes a recycled card detailing its botanical folklore and floriography.
Charms will be attached to your selected accessory as standard. If you would like them delivered separately or attached to an existing Flower & Fable bracelet, we're happy to do this for you free of charge, please contact us here.
Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is the practice of attributing meanings and symbolism to flowers and has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.