Robin Hood and his men

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Plant name
Folk name Robin Hood and his men
Binomial name Pteridium aquilinum (bracken; common bracken)
First recorded c. 1895-97
Used where Lincolnshire

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.

"Robin Hood and his sheep" and "Robin Hood and his men" were noted in c. 1895-97 as Lincolnshire folk names for bracken: "The Bracken [sic] stalk or root just level with the ground, cut slanting so as to show its dark centre."[1]


Brief mention

Also see

Robin Hood and his sheep