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The onosma1 has leaves some four fingers in length, lying upon the ground, and indented like those of the anchusa:2 it has neither3 stem, blossom, nor seed. A pregnant woman, they say, if she eats of this plant, or even walks over it, will be sure to miscarry.

1 Probably one of the Borragineæ, Fée thinks, but beyond that he considers it impossible to say. Desfontaines identifies it with the Onosma echioides of Linnæus, the Hairy onosma.

2 See B. xxii. c. 23.

3 If it is the plant above-mentioned, this is incorrect.

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