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1-celled 1-flowered 3-lobed 3-sided 5-parted acute akenium ament Angl annual anthers awlshape awned awnless axillary blunt bottom bractea bracted branched bristled bristlelike calathides calya calyx capsule Carex cariopsis compressed corculum corolla culm cylindrical Dillen in Raii edge elliptical feet high Female spikes flat flore flowers flowrets foliis Frond fruit glaucous glumes Gramen green hairy heartshape hermaphrodite Huds imbricate involucrum Juncus lanceolate leaflets leafy leaves lanceolate leaves linear leaves ovate ligula lobes locustae long lower spathellule many-flowered membranaceous naked nearly nicked oblong obtuse Orchis ovary palustris panicle Park pastures pedicelled peduncles perennial pericline perigonium perisperm petals petioled pinnate pubescent purple racemes rachis radical Raii Syn ribbed Root creeping Root fibrous rough roundish Salisb Salix scape Scirpus seeds sepales serrate sessile sheaths short shrubby Siliculae slender Smith Fl smooth solitary spathelles spikelets spreading stamens Stem upright stigma stigmata stipules style terminal toothed umbells upper vulgaris white yellow
Page 323 - ... 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 on his guard he may be surprised by the occurrence of fatal symptoms, and lose his patient, even after he has relinquished the use of the medicine.
Page ii - 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.
Page i - A natural arrangement of British plants according to their relations to each other...
Page 511 - 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 520 - 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 663 - 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 ii - In silent search ; or through the forest, rank With what the dull incurious weeds account, Bursts his blind way; or climbs the mountain rock, I'M 'd by the nodding verdure of its brow. .With such a liberal band has nature flung Their seeds abroad, blown them about in winds, Innumerout, mix'd them with the nnrsing mould, The moistcuiog current, and prolific rain.
Page 219 - Camlolle, for ihe present, into four artificial subseries resting upon the differences observable in their petals and stamens, until a natural arrangement by their affinities shall be discovered.
Page 520 - Formerly, they were steeped in wine or vinegar, and then dried, to render them milder.