This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
jmall Leaves on them like the others, and as soon fading : the Flowers also β and upon long Stalks, and are like the others for form, but larger, and of a White color, and of little or no smell ; which being ρ aft away, there comes small round Pods or Cods, like the others, but smaller, each one containing, for the most part, but one Seed, something less than the others also.
V. The third Kind, or Pfeudofpartum flore luteo, is a smaller Spanish Broom, which has also a hard, tough, woody Root, from whence grows a Stem or Stalk of the bigness of ones Thumb at kpttom and grows to be about two Feet high, whose bark is rough, and freaked all along, sending forth many green, slender, pliant Branches, which divide themselves again into many other smaller Twigs, whereon for a while after they are flat sorth, abide a few small Leaves, until they begin to fhoot out Flowers, and then fall \ away, leaving the Branches naked, and without Leaves all the'reft of the Tear after : from the Sides and Joints of the smaller Twigs, fhootforth small long Stalks, bearing many Flowers, smaller and yellower than the former Spartum, without any Scent for the most part : after which come small round sjunny Cods, containing for the most part but one Seed in them, and fashioned somewhat like unto the Kidney Bean, which when they are ripe, will by the flaking of the Wind, make a noife in their Pods.
VI. The Places. They all grow in Spain, Italy, France, and other Southern Countries -but the first of them grows with us in Gardens, onW^s an Ornament, lays Parkinson, among otherv delightful Plants, to please the Senies of Seeing and Smelling.
VII. The Times. The first and second Flowers in April and May, and beginning of June the third Flowers in February: and their Seed is ripe before Winter : the first, which grows in our Gardens, its Seed is not ripe till very late in the Year.
VIII. The natalities, Specification, Preparations, Virtues and Vfes, are the same in all refpe&s with Engiifh Broom, excepting, that these Spanish Brooms are stronger in operation, and more effectual to the purpoies intended infomuch, that being given inwardly in many of their Preparations as the Eng-lijh, they not only work downwards, but cleanse the Stomach and Body by Vomiting also : this being faid, we shall say ηρ more of them here, but referr you to the former Chapter.
CHAP. LXXXVI. BROOM Rape.
I. The Names. It is called in Greek ο&βάχ»: X in Latin, Orobanche, Cauda Leonk ; Clusius calls it lixmodoron, as Theophraflus, lib. 8. cap. 8. or Le'wwdoron, as others have it : and in Engiifh, it is called Broom-Rape.
II. The Kinds. Of this Broom-Rape there are several Kinds, as, i. That which proceeds from the Hoots of the Englifti-Broom. 2. That which proceeds from the Roots of the Spanish Broom, ς. That which proceeds rrom the Dyers Weed : all these have but one description, though arising from the Roots of those leveral Plants. Lobel and Clusius make other Varieties, i. That which has longer arid iinaller flowers than the other, or common lort has. 2. That which has larger Flowers, and those c.t a blewish color, and is sometimes found among < v-rn. That which is parted towards the Top
into several Branches, whose Flowers are either B.ew, Purpliih or White, and is sometimes found amongft Hemp.
III. The description. Broom-Rape has a bulbous Root, or a Root round and scaly, which adheres or grows unto the Roots of Broom, big or large below, and jmaller above, covered with blaekifh Scales, and of ayellowish Pulp within : from this Root does rise up a Stalk of the bigness of a Finger or Thumb, and about a [pan long ·, sometimes a Foot, or two Feet high, which has a flew of Leaves on it, and many Flowers about the Top of it, somewhat whitish, almost