The Universal Herbal: Asperula Tinctoria; Narrow-leaved Woodroof.

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 linear, the lower six, the middle four in a whorl; stem flaccid; most of the flowers trifid; corolla white; the whole plant is green and smooth. - In Gothland the roots are used instead of madder for dyeing wool of a red colour. — It is a native of Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, Carniola, and Siberia.

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