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It is as well known by this name, as it is in some counties by the name of Gorz or Whins, that I shall not need to write any description thereof, my intent being to teach my countrymen what they know not, rather than to tell them again of that which is general known before.

There is another sort, differing in nothing, save only it has somewhat broad leaves; they have a strong evil savour, being smelled unto, and are of a drying taste.

Place. They are known to grow on dry barren heaths, and other waste, gravelly or sandy grounds, in all counties of this land.

Time. They also flower in the summer months.

Government and virtues. Mars owns the herb. They are hot and dry, and open obstructions of the liver and spleen. A decoction made with the flowers thereof hath been found effectual against the jaundice, as also to provoke urine, and cleanse the kidneys from gravel or stone ingendered in them. Mars doth also this by sympathy.

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