Chap. 182. Of Cudweed Sea.
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I. The Names. It is called in Greek, r>*?*x/ov fahAvuv : in Latin, Gnaphalium Alarmum,' Elichryfum Svlvefire flore oblcngo Bauhini : in English, Sea Cudweed.
11. The Kinds. It is a singular Plant of the Sea kind _·, and is called for the most pdTt,Cottonaria, or Cottonweed : alio Gnaphalium Maritimum tomento-fum.
III. The Description. It has a long and woody Root, which perishes not yearly, as several of the 0-ther sorts do. From this Root rise up several small and very hoary white Stalks, seldom growing above a handful or half a foot high, set thick with many short, fiat and very white, soft and hoary or woolly Leaves, so hoary as tho> they were nothing but Cotton, bearing at their tops small hoary or cottony Heads, with a yellow Thrumb breaking out in their middle _·, these are the Elmers, which, at the tops of the Stalks, look like small round Buttons, of Color and Fashion like to the Common Cudweeds. Within these Heads, ™ a downy Bed, the Seed ts contained, which is some what longer than the Seed of the others.
IV. The Places. It is found upon the Western Sea Coasts of England, in divers places. It is found growing also at a place called Merezey, fix Miles from Colchejhr, near the Sea side. It has also been gathered upon the Sea Coasts of Wales.
rf a ^e ^mes' Ir flowers from June to the end 01 Augufl, and the Seed is ripe in September.
VI. The Qualities, Specification, Preparations and Virtues, are the same with the English and Common Cudweed in Chap, j 80. to which you are referred : yet it is thought by some, who have made Tryal of both, that this Sea Cudweed is the stronger and more effectual Medicament to all the Purposes for which the Common is intended.