The Universal Herbal: Ceres Canadensis; Canada Judas Tree, Red-bud Tree.

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 cordate, pubescent, (ovate, acute.) It grows naturally in most parts of North America; where it is called red-bud, probably from the red buds appearing in the spring, before the leaves come out: it grows to a middle stature in that country, but in England it rarely rises with a stem more that: twelve feet high, branching out near the root; the flowers are not so beautiful as those of the first species, but the trees are equally hardy, and will thrive in the open air: the flowers of this, as well as those of the first species, are frequently put into salads by the Americans, and the French in Canada pickle them, but they have little flavour. — The young branches of this tree will dye wool of a very fine Nankin colour.

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