CHAP. 20.—THE SALIUNCA.
has a rather short leaf, which does not admit
of its being plaited for garlands, and numerous roots, by which
it is held together; being more of a herb than a flower, and
so closely matted and tangled that it would almost appear to
have been pressed together with the hand—in short, it is a
of a peculiar nature. This plant grows in Pannonia and
the sunny regions of Noricum and the Alps, as also the vicinity
of the city of Eporedia;3
the smell being so remarkably sweet
that the crops of it have been of late quite as profitable as the
working of a mine. This plant is particularly valued for the
pleasant smell it imparts to clothes among which it is kept.