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It is said that adarca, of which we have already made mention1 when speaking of the forest-trees, has a similar nature2 to that of mustard, and is productive of the same effects: it grows upon the outer coat of reeds, below the head.

1 In B. xvi. c. 66. In B. xxxii. c. 52, we shall find Pliny speaking of this substance under the name of "Calamochnus." Dioscorides, B. v. c. 137, speaks of adarca as growing in Cappadocia, and as being a salt substance which adheres to reeds in time of drought.

2 This, Fée says, cannot possibly be the fact, whatever adarca may really have been.

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