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 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.
Page 667 - Stem leafed, downy ; branches upright , leaves alternate, petioled, rarely slightly downy on the edges ; flowers axillary, single, inodorous; peduncles very long ; petals purple and yellow, reverse heartshape.

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