The Universal Herbal: Galega Tinctoria.

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.
Spikes lateral, peduncled; legumes stiff, pendulous; leaflets emarginate, villose underneath. This is a very handsome plant; stems naked, flexuose, smooth, angular; leaflets eleven, oblong, blunt, smooth above, silky underneath, hairy, streaked, the lower ones shorter; peduncles from each axil naked, spiked at the end, the length of the leaves, smooth; calices subvillose. It is from this plant that the inhabitants of Ceylon prepare their indigo, which yields a dye of a pale blue colour. — Native of Ceylon.

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