17 JUNE 1972, Page 27

Cow parsley

Sir: Possibly Peter Quince (June 3) may be interested to know, that Cow Parsley is called 'The Devil's Oatmeal ' in this part of the world. Anyone who has dusted round a vase of Cow Parsley will realise how appropriate the name is. Margaret H. Brown Ainthorpe, 78 Topcliffe Road, Thirk Thi rsk.