O nobilissima viriditas, quae radicas in sole,
et quae in candida serenitate luces in rota,
quam nulla terrena excellentia comprehendit,
tu circumdata es amplexibus divinorum mysteriorum.
Tu rubes ut aurora et ardes ut solis flamma.
O noblest greening, who roots in the sun,
and shines with bright serenity in the sky,
no earthly excellence can comprehend you,
you are held in the embrace of the divine mysteries.
You blush like the dawn and burn like the flaming sun.

- Hildegard von Bingen

I first encountered Hildegard's "viriditas" in Unknown Language by Huw Lemmey.

books about (un)nature, anthropocentrism/phyocentrism/mycocentrism, indigenous plant knowledge, ecologies, plant deities, herbs, drugs, gardening, and viriditas

title author casey rating tags
The Ecology of Others Philippe Descola πŸ„πŸ„ theory anthropology
Unknown Language Huw Lemmey πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ fiction Hildegard of Bingen
Hives, 2400 B.C.E. - 1852 C.E Aladin Borioli πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ art documentation
Carnation and Tenebrae Candle Marosa Di Giorgio πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ poetry
Semiosis (Semiosis Duology, 1) Sue Burke πŸ„πŸ„ science fiction plant intelligence
Always Coming Home Ursula K. LeGuin πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ science fiction collection post-anthropocene
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer πŸ„πŸ„ nonfiction/memoir Potawatomi ecology
Echoes of a Natural World: Tales of the Strange & Estranged Various πŸ„πŸ„ fiction anthology "the weird"
Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation/Acceptance/Authority) Jeff VanderMeer πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ science fiction "the weird" decay power
Entangled Life Merlin Sheldrake πŸ„πŸ„ nonfiction/memoir fungi
Sens Plastique Malcolm de Chazal πŸ„ poetry misogynist
The One-Straw Revolution Masanobu Fukuoka πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ nonfiction/memoir no till farming
Hummingbird Salamander Jeff VanderMeer πŸ„πŸ„ science fiction "the weird" power anthropocene
Pharmako Poeia/Gnosis/Dynamis Dale Pendell πŸ„πŸ„ magic drugs
The Idyll of the White Lotus Mabel Collins πŸ„πŸ„ fiction theosophy
Plantsex MAL journal β„– 3 πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„
Datura Leena Krohn πŸ„πŸ„ fiction drugs
D'un Γ©rotisme botanique Γ‰milie Mouchous πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ poetry boundaries
The Mushroom at the End of the World Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing πŸ„ nonfiction ethnography fungi
Roaming Foliage Patrick Kyle πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ comic
The Word for World is Forest Ursula K. LeGuin πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ science fiction anthropology

(not all the books in this list are GOOD. but they do try)