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The glaux1 was known in ancient times as the "eugalacton."2 In the leaves it resembles the cytisus and the lentil, only that they are whiter beneath. The branches, five or six in number, are extremely thin, and, springing from the root, creep upon the ground, with small purple blossoms upon them. This plan is found in localities near the sea. It is boiled in a pottage made of similago,3 to increase the milk: females, however, after taking it, must immediately use the bath.

1 Fée thinks that it may possibly be the Astragalus glaux of Linnæus, or Mk vetch, as originally suggested by Clusius. Littré gives as its synonm the Sennebierra coronopus of Poireau.

2 The "Good milk" plant.

3 See B. xviii. cc. 19, 20.

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