IV. The Descriptions. The firjl of the Single Wild Campions has a Root white and long, fpreading forth divers Branches in the ground, and perish-ing after Seed time : from whence come forth many long and somewhat broad, dark, green Leaves, lying upon the ground, with several Ribs therein, not m^cl? unlike to Rib-wort Plantane, but somewhat hairy, broader, but not so long. The Stalks are hairy, and rise up in the midst of them, three or four feet high, and sometimes more, with several large white Joints at several places thereon, and two Jitch like Leaves thereat up to the Top. From these hairy Stalks come forth divers Branches also at their various Joints, all which bear on various Footstalks white Flowers at their several Tops, consisting of five broad pointed leaves, every one cut in on the end unto the middle, making them to look like two apiece : they smell something sweet, and each of them β and in a large, green, striped, hairy Husk or Case, large and round below next to the tootstalk. The Seed is small and greyish in the hard heads,which come up afterwards.
V. The second Single Wild Campion, has a Root like the former, which perishes also after Seed-time. This Red Campion grows after the same manner a* the former·, but its Leaves are not so perfectly ribbed, are something jhorter, rounder, and more Jojt or wooly in handling. The Flowers are of the same form and bigness, in some of a pale, in others of a bright reddish color, cut in at the ends more finely, which ?nakes the cut or jagged Leaves seem to be more in number than the other. The Seed is like the former, small and greyifh.
VI. The third Single Red Wild Campion, which is the lesser, has a Root like the former, which perishes after Seed-time, as they do: This whole Plant is very like the foregoing ; but smaller and lower : yet very much branched, and rcplenified with dark-ef green Leaves. The Flowers are Reddish: but Waller, and not so much cut or dented in at the ends. The Husks and Seeds are also like the former, but every ways lesser.
VII. The fourth, or Corn Campion of the Gardens, has a Poet, long, white, and woody, with several Branches 'ringing from it, ( and is but an An* nual Plant) from which rises up for the most part but one round Stalk, fpreading it self out every way into several Branches, having two long I eaves Jet oppofite at the Joints, being bro.id at the bottom, and encompajfing the Stalk and Branches, not much unlike to Through-wax, ending in a small point, of a pale green color. At the Tops of the several Branches, fi and divers Flowers, consisting of four Leaves a
This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.