Bulletin Volume 1-34

Bulletin Volume 1-34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...medicines. As far back as the Hippocratic writings, it is stated to be a stimulant to the brain, stomach, and kidneys. In this State, it is often used for lung troubles (45), and for colds when accompanied by cough (37, 46, 94, 112, 139.) Ki-i:: immn'. 86. Leaf-dup (P.) Polymnia Uvedaha, L. & Canadensis, L. Large, coarse, stout, hairy and heavily odorous plants, with immense thin lobed leaves, and light yellow heads of flowers; growing mostly in moist shady places, but often in our mountain counties seeking open pasture lands and meadows. A careful farmer will remove them with a mattock, when locking out for the welfare of his fields and stock. 87. Tall Rag-weed. Horse-weed. (P.) Ambrosia trifida, L. This tall form of the rag-weed, wilh its erect stems tri lobed leaves and three forked spikes of minute yellowish-green flowers; is a general habitant of rich fields, where, if left 'o itself it forms a dense growth choking out most other plants. It will yield to frequent cutting which should be done before the tops flower. This species is especia'ly enjoyed by horses and hogs, which seem to find in it a tonic bitter pleasant to their palates. Tall Rag-wccd. 88. Rag-weed (A.) Ambrosia artemisiaefolia, L. A low omnipresent species with doubly divided leaves, many branches, and numerous spikes of greenish yellow flowers. This is one of the very few weeds the vulgar name of which is national. The rag-weed is the commonest weed of the stubble field, and can only be subdued by constant and careful cultivation. Sheep appear to be very fond of it, and in some counties of this State it is harvested and stacked to serve as a winter fodder for them (see chapter on Weeds as Fodder for Stock in part 2 of this bulletin) The medical uses of this plant are but...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654157X
  • 9781236541574