Teksti ilmestynyt kirjassa:
The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirvrgeria,
Imprinted at London by Iohn Norton. 1597
Of Diers weede. Chap. 129.
Diers weed, or yellow weede.
Diers weede hath long, narrow, and blackish leaues, not much unlike to Woade, but a great deale smaller and narrower; from among which commeth up a stalk two cubits high, beset with little narrow leaues: amog which leaues euen to the toppe of the stalke come foorth small pale yellow flowers, closely clustering togither one aboue another, which do turne into small buttons, cut as it were crossewife, whereing the seede is conteined. The roote is very long and single.
Diers weede groweth of it selfe in moist, barren, and untilled places, in and about villages almost euere where.
Pliny in his 33. booke cap. 5. maketh mention by the waie of this herb, and calleth it Lutea: Vitrunius in his 7. booke Lutum: likewise Virgil in his Bucolickes, the fourth Egloge: in English Welde and Diers weede.
This herbe flourisheth in Iune and Iuly.
It is hot and drie of temperature.