The Universal Herbal: Acer Rubrum; Scarlet flowering Maple.

The Universal Herbal;
or botanical, medical and agricultural dictonary.
Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean system. Specifying the uses to which they are or may be applied, whether as food, as medicine, or in the arts and manufactures.
With the best methods of propagation, and the most recent agricultural improvements.
collected from indisputable Authorities.
Adapted to the use of the farmer - the gardener - the husbandman - the botanist - the florist - and country housekeepers in general.
By Thomas Green.
Vol. I
Printed at the Caxton Press by Henri Fisher.
Printer in Ordinary to His Majesty.
—Leaves five lobed, slightly toothed, glaucous underneath; peduncles very simple and aggregate: of this tree there are two varieties in nurseries. 1. The Virginian scarlet-flowering maple. 2. Sir Charles Wager's flowering maple. With us it is propagated for the sake of the scarlet flowers which appear in the spring. In Pennsylvania, where it grows in the swamps, the natives use it for almost all sorts of woodwork; with the bark they dye a dark blue, and make a good black ink. The Canadians tap the tree, and make sugar and treacle from the juice.

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