A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties, Particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Aleester Volume 1

A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties, Particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Aleester Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...a dock growing in a park. Withering. Sp. Ch. Valves veinless; leaves oval spear-shaped, uneven at the edges. With. 347. E. B. 724. Robson, 238. Woods, hedges, sides of roads and rivulets. July. Common. P. OBS. The root is used by the dyers. It gives a great variety of shades, from straw colour to a fine olive, and a fine deep green to cloths which have been previously blued. Withering. 350. Ru'mex Crts'pds 3. Culied dock. Sp. Ch. Valves strongly veined; leaves spear-shaped, acute, waved and curled at the edge. With. 346. E. B. 1998. Abbot 275. Robson, 231. Pastures, and road sides. July. Common. P. 251. Ru'mex Hydrola'pathcm 4. Great Water Dock. Sp. Cta. Valves entire, with grains; leaves spearshaped, fliWoolbj acute, very entire, tapering at the base. With. 348. E. B. 2104. W&odville, 178. Park. 1225. 7. Abbot, 279. Syn. Rumex aqildticils. Robson, 232. Wet ditches and rivers. July. Rare. P. Side of the Avon, near Bidford. River Arrow, near Alcester. In a wet ditch at Spechley, Worcestershire. VOL. I. 2 B OBS. Four, Jive or six feet high; leaves on leaf-stalks as long as the stem. "i / a medicine: of considerable efficacy, both externally applied as a wash for putrid spongy gums, and internally in some species of scurvy. The powdered root is one of the best things for cleaning the teeth." Withering. 252. Ru'mex Aceto'sa. V. S. 5. Common Sorrel. Sp. Ch. Flowers dioicous, or the stamens and pointals on distinct plants; leaves oblong arrow-shaped. With. 350. E. B. 127. Woodville, 69. Abbot, 281. llobson, 232. Pastures. June. Common. ' P. OBS. The leaves are eaten in sauces and in salads. The dried root gives out a beautiful red colour when boiled. A salt, sold for salt of lemons, is prepared in Germany, from the expressed juice...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799119
  • 9781236799111