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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe RubieaeOld World flowering plants.


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  • Nemoral Eurasia relicts include: Carex silvatica, Polystichum braunii, Cardamine impatiens, Lislera ovata, and Asperula odorata.

    Sayan montane conifer forests 2007

  • (_Asperula cynanchica_), so called from the Greek _cynanche_, which means quinsy, because an excellent gargle may be made from this herb for the troublesome throat affection here specified, and for any severe sore throat.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure William Thomas Fernie

  • Concerning the Sweet Woodruff (_Asperula odorata_), it is a favourite little plant growing commonly in our woods and gardens, with a pleasant smell which, like the good deeds of the worthiest persons, delights by its fragrance most after death.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure William Thomas Fernie

  • Thus I have seen Asperula, two and three European looking Ranunculi.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries William Griffith

  • Psamma (Ammophila) arenaria, Tussilago, Farfara, and Asperula odorata, multiply very readily by means of stolons; or others, such as Cirsium arvense, and Sonchus arvensis, produce buds from their roots; or yet others produce numerous seeds which are easily dispersed and may remain for a long time capable of germinating, as is the case with Calluna,

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert Ezra Park 1926

  • Anemone from the same country, for autumn blooming, one or two tuberous-rooted Begonias, some Gaillardias and Zinnias, the fragrant little Asperula (Woodruff), and some others.

    An Island Garden 1894


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