Trible (tamtrible) wrote in little_details,
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burning herbs for the dead

Are there any herbs or other plant parts, that burn readily, that are in any particular way associated with funeral rituals/remembering the dead/etc.? Strong preference for ones that grow in a temperate climate.
Failing that, or in addition, any plant bits that (with no processing other than drying and/or chopping up) burn readily and give off a particularly pleasant odor when burned? (same climate preference)
This is for the customs of a fictional world, but I'd like to know if there's anything that might fit well.
For that matter, just as a bonus, anyone happen to know of any extant customs involving burning things (besides candles or cremation-related activities) as a rememberance of the dead?
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