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Hyginus gave the name of "apiastrum" to melissophyl- lum:1 but that which grows in Sardinia is poisonous, and universally condemned. I speak here of this plant, because I feel it my duty to place before the reader every object which has been classified, among the Greeks, under the same name.

1 See B. xxi. c. 86: this is the Melissa officinalis of Linnæus, or balm- gentle, from which the bees gather honey, quite a different plant to apiastrum or wild parsley. The Sardinian plant here mentioned, is probably the same as the Ranunculus, mentioned in B. xxv. c. 109, where its iden- tification will be further discussed.

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