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Lennæus attributes to Mithridates the discovery of another plant, the scordotis1 or scordion, which has been described, he tells us, by the hand even of that prince. This plant, he says, is a cubit in height, and has a square stem, branchy, covered with downy leaves, and resembling the quercus2 in appearance: it is found growing in Pontus, in rich, humid soils, and has a bitter taste.

There is another3 variety also of this plant, with a larger leaf, and resembling wild mint in appearance. They are both of them used for numerous purposes, both individually and in combination with other ingredients, as antidotes.

1 Hardouin identifies it with the Stachys Germanica, Linnæus and Sprengel with the Nepeta scordotis of Linnæus, and Fée with the Stachys Palæstina.

2 Fée remarks, that none of the plants mentioned in the last Note bear any resemblance to the "quercus," or oak.

3 Probably the Teucrium scorodonia of Linnæus, Fée says; though, as he remarks, the description might apply to many of the Labiatæ.

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