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Columbine.

Botanical name:

Aquilegia.

A COMMON garden flower, but a native also of our country, it grows two feet high; the leaves are divided into many parts, generally in a threefold order; the stalks are round, firm, up right, and a little hairy; the flowers are blue and huge; the seeds are contained in a kind of horned capsules. The leaves and the seeds are used; a decoction of the leaves is said to be good against sore throats. The seeds open obstructions, and are excellent in the jaundice, and other complaints from like causes.


The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.



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