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The lycapsos1 has longer and thicker leaves than those of the lettuce,2 and a long, hairy stem, with numerous offshoots a cubit in length; the flower is diminutive, and of a purple colour; it grows in champaign localities. In combination with barleymeal, it is used as an application for erysipelas: the juice of it, mixed with warm water, is employed as a sudorific, in fevers.

1 Probably the Echium Italicum of Linnæus, Italian viper's tongue.

2 There is no resemblance between the Echium and the lettuce.

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