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Lilium.

Lilium. Lilium candidum L. (Fam. Liliaceae.) Common White Lily.—This well-known plant is a native of Southern Europe from Corsica to Asia Minor, but has been long cultivated in gardens. The bulb, which consists of imbricated fleshy scales, is without odor, but has a peculiar, disagreeable, somewhat bitter, and mucilaginous taste. It contains much mucilage, and a small proportion of an acrid principle. In the recent state it is said to have been employed with advantage in dropsy. Vomiting, purging, drowsiness, etc., are said to have been produced in a little girl by the pollen of the tiger lily, L., tigrinum Andr. (Jeffries Wyman, Am. J. M. S., 1863.)


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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