The Universal Herbal: Galium Tinctorium.

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 on the stem in sixes, and linear, on the branches in fours; stem flaccid, one or two flowers on a peduncle. This species abounds in the woods of Canada; the roots are employed by the Indians in dyeing the quills of the American porcupines red. The French women in Canada sometimes dye their clothes with these little roots; the colour produced from which, is unchangeable by either air, water, or sun.

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