The Universal Herbal: Galium Purpureum; Purple Ladies' Bedstraw.

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, bristle-shaped; peduncles capillary, longer than the leaves; stem upright, very much branched, and so leafy that the leaves can hardly be numbered. They are usually in eights, smooth, and keeled underneath; branches ascending, and from their axils innumerable; peduncles above the leaves upright, sustaining few flowers; these and the stems are dark purple; the roots will dye red. Perennial. - It is found near Ripa and Chiavenna, by Lago Lugano, and in the counties of Nice and Montserrat.

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