A Natural Arrangement of British Plants: According to Their Relations to Each Other as Pointed Out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. ...

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1821
 

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Page ii - Then spring the living herbs, profusely wild, O'er all the deep-green earth, beyond the power Of botanist to number up their tribes : Whether he steals along the lonely dale, In silent search ; or through the forest, rank With what the dull incurious weeds account, Bursts his blind way ; or climbs the mountain-rock, Fired by the nodding verdure of its brow. With such a liberal hand has Nature flung Their seeds abroad, blown them about in winds. Innumerous mix'd them with the nursing mould, The moistening...
Page i - A natural arrangement of British plants according to their relations to each other as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c., including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures.
Page 325 - Fox9love as a pulmonary and epileptic medicine boiled in wine or water, without any particular caution: the leaves are now considered as one of our most valuable diuretics in dropsy, either in powder, infusion, or tincture, and as a sedative in pulmonary consumption ; but it must be employed with care, as it has a great effect in reducing arterial action, and retarding the pulse, and this action is frequently exerted suddenly, by the accumulated...
Page 221 - ... yet been determined, and therefore the families of this series are arranged by De Candolle for the present, into four artificial subseries, resting upon the differences observable in their petals and stnwns, until a NATUUAL arrangement by their affinities shall be discovered.
Page 325 - ... pulmonary and epileptic medicine, boiled in wine and water, without any particular caution ; the leaves are now considered as one of the most valuable diuretics in dropsy, either in powder, infusion, or tincture, and as a sedative in pulmonary consumption ; but it must be employed with care, as it has great effect in reducing arterial action and retarding the pulse, and this action is frequently exerted suddenly, by the accumulated effects of small doses, so that if the practitioner be not constantly...
Page 513 - Umbels terminal or opposite the leaves, on long stalks — flowers white, petals unequal, nicked, 2-lobed, with a hollow on each side. The three long pendulous leaves of the partial involucre, all on one side, distinguish this from every other umbellate plant. When eaten in mistake for parsley it occasions vomiting, which may be stopped by a large doze of brandy. GENUS XLI. NEEDLE CHERVIL, Scandixe.
Page 522 - Leaves strong-scented ; seeds slightly aromatic, used to cover the taste of senna, and in spices, as currie powder, and seasoning for black puddings...
Page 665 - Leaf-hairs support globules of liquor even in the hottest weather, are very irritable, and close upon small insects that touch them, after which the leaf itself bends and holds the dead insect imprisoned.
Page 522 - Formerly, they were steeped in wine or vinegar, and then dried, to render them milder.

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