The Universal Herbal: Aletris Cochinchinensis.

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.
Caulescent; leaves lanceolate-linear, reflex; flowers panicled. Stem shrubby, six feet high, quite simple, upright. — A native of Cochin-China, where it is cultivated in gardens; the natives eat the flowers, and use the leaves for dyeing green. It is easily propagated from the side-heads which it puts out after flowering, and which require the same method as the sixth species.

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