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1 The Corchorus of B. xxi. c. 106, is most probably altogether a different plant.
2 Identified with the Anagallis arvensis of Linnæus, with a red flower, the Red pimpernel, Corn pimpernel, or Shepherd's weather-glass.
3 The Anagallis cæruleo flore of Tournefort, the Blue pimpernel.
4 In reality they are destitute of medicinal properties. It is said, though apparently on no sufficient grounds, that red pimpernel is poisonous to small birds.
5 Or "blood-shot eyes."
6 A disease of the pupil.
7 Belladonna, a preparation from the Atropa belladonna, is now generally used for this purpose.
9 This plant is unknown. Fée suggests that Pliny may have made a mistake, and that the account from which he copies may have been, that when cattle have been stung by the asilus, or gadfly, they have recourse to the Anagallis.
10 "Savage eye."
11 In c. 38 of this Book.
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