Psychedelic pig food

DAY 237 (28 NOVEMBER) Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) (Farnham)

On gloomy days, of which there have been so many this week, it’s good to get up close and personal with a bright-petalled plant. It’s like colour therapy. This cyclamen adorns our outside window sill by the dining room.

Did you know cyclamen was known as panis porcinus in medieval Latin? Because it’s said that pigs like to eat it. I can’t visualise it but perhaps it makes them glow pinker?

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