Red fruit bushes
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A shrub of limestone soils, or chalk as at Dover.
Anyone know where it got its name from?
Sory, can not help you on this one, none of my folklore books give an adiquiate answer to how it got its name. It is found in hedgerows but also woodlands; there are other plant species far more tied to waysides. Its not even as though its berries were edible and therefore sustinance for wayfarers. To top it all its not really a tree, more a shrub.
My only thought is that it is the nearest early botanists got to a joke!
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