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The dryophonon1 is a similar plant, with thin stems a cubit in length, and surrounded on either side with leaves about as large as the thumb and like those of the oxymyrsine2 in appearance, only whiter and softer: the blossom is white, and similar to that of the elder. The shoots of it are eaten boiled, and the seed is used as a substitute for pepper.

1 The "oak-killer." Fée thinks that it may possibly be the Convallaria uniflora of Linnæus. Desfontaines names the Cochlearia draba, and Littré the Lepidium draba of Linnæus.

2 See B. xv. cc. 7, 37, and B. xxiii. c. 83.

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