The Universal Herbal: Anchusa Tinctoria; Dyer's Alkanet.

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.
Downy, leaves lanceolate, obtuse, stamina shorter than the corollas. - This greatly resembles the Garden Alkanet, and is cultivated in the south of France for the deep purplish red colour of the roots. It gives a fine deep red to oils, wax, and all unctuous substances, as well as to spirit of wine. It grows about Montpellier, in Silesia, Spain, and Italy.

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