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White Campion.

Botanical name:

Lychnis flore albo.

A COMMON wild plant in our hedges and dry pastures, with hairy leaves, and while flowers. It grows to a foot and a half high: the stalks are round and hairy; the leaves are of an oval form, and also hairy; and they grow two at every joint: they are of a dusky green, and are not indented about the edges. The flowers are moderately large, and white; they grow in a kind of small clusters on the tops of the branches, and each has its separate foot-stalk.

This is a plant not much regarded for its virtues, but it deserves notice; the country people gather the flowers in some places, and give them in the whites and other weaknesses with success.


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



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