from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abundant species of geranium, Geranium Robertianum, of both Europe and America: said to be so called because it was used to cure a disease known as Robert's plague, from Robert, Duke of Normandy.
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Fumiter, mercury, gilt-cups, four-leaved grass and the delicate blossoms of herb-robert came out to meet the sun with a half-scared look, and wished they had stayed underground.
At the moment the most common top ten plants are: common nettle, cleavers, cow parsley, ribwort plantain, greater plantain, hawthorn, lesser celandine, bluebell, red clover and herb-robert.
Dyer records also the following: "In West Cumberland, the herb-robert