An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of the Linnean System, Volum 4

C. J. G. and F. Rivington, 1830

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Pàgina 203 - ... facing the south. The soil is there on a gravelly bottom. The larger circles are seldom complete. The large one just now described, is more than a semi-circle, but this phenomenon is not strictly limited to a circular figure. Where the ring is brown and almost bare, upon digging up the soil, to the depth of...
Pàgina 109 - Lightfoot, the inhabitants of the western isles gather it in the month of March, and, after pounding and stewing it with a little water, eat it with pepper, vinegar, and butter. Others stew it with leeks and onions.
Pàgina 203 - I am satisfied that the bare and brown, or highly clothed and verdant circles in pasture fields, called Fairy Rings, are caused by the growth of this Agaric.
Pàgina 210 - The gills of this are loose, of a pinky red, changing to liver colour, in contact, but not united with the stem ; very thick set, some forked next the stem, some next the edge of the cap, some at both ends, and generally, in that case, excluding the intermediate smaller gills. Cap, white, changing to brown when old, and becoming scurfy, fleshy, and regularly convex, but with age flat, and liquefying in decay ; flesh white ; diameter commonly from one inch to three, or sometimes four or more. Stem...
Pàgina 89 - ... who are very fond of it in a fresh and crude state. Lightfoot says, however, that they prefer it dried and rolled up, when they chew it like tobacco for the pleasure arising from the habit. This is the saccharine Fucus of the Icelanders, the efflorescence of which has a sweetish and not disagreeable taste.
Pàgina 110 - the Highlanders wash it, and rub it between their hands in water, so as to make a paste, with which they purge their calves.
Pàgina 435 - England, where it is used in brewing, and in the composition of shipbiscuit, as it is said biscuit which contains it as a constituent part is not attacked by worms, and suffers little from the action of sea-water. This lichen, when deprived of its bitter principle; forms an excellent soup, and when coagulated, a good jelly ; and it...
Pàgina 435 - ... uniform footstalk, though not of common occurrence. Thus a plant, that itself arises from decay, is found to constitute a soil for another; and the termination of this chain of efficiency is hidden from us.
Pàgina 287 - In damp places the fructification is very frequent, and has often an ex* tremely elegant appearance, hanging in inverted cones and other shapes. The sinuses vary from yellow to orange, or a bright red brown. The whole fructification often forms a circle from one to six or eight inches in diameter, surrounded with an outer substance tender and pithy or cottony, of a pale brown. The upper part is commonly clothed with a white mucor. This pithy substance, without fructification, is often found by itself,...

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