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To this plant we may also annex an account of the cynoglossos,1 the leaf of which resembles a dog's tongue, and which produces so pleasing an effect2 in ornamental gardening. The root, it is said, of the kind which bears three3 stems surmounted with seed, is very useful, taken in water, for tertian, and of that with four stems, for quartan, fevers.

There is another plant4 very similar to it, which bears diminutive burrs resembling those of the lappa:5 the root of it, taken in water, is curative of wounds inflicted by frogs6 or serpents.

1 "Dog's tongue." The Cynoglossam officinale of Linnæus, Hounds' tongue, or Venus' navel-wort; or else the C. pictum of Aiton.

2 Fée is at a loss to know how it can have been employed in topiary work, or ornamental gardening.

3 This statement is made by Dioscorides with reference to Arnoglossos, Lamb's tongue, or Plantago. See c. 39, above.

4 Identified with the Myosotis lappula of Linnæus, Prickly-seeded scorpion-grass.

5 See B. xxi. c. 64.

6 "Ranis." Under this name he probably includes toads.

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