(Anchusa officinalis) "The gentlewomen of France do paint their faces with these roots. as it is said" (Gerard). Anchusa is from the Greek meaning to paint or dye (another species is Dyer's Bugloss (A tinctoria). Alkanet seems to be one of the most ancient of face cosmetics (Clair). This use of the roots for making rouge led to the plant becoming known as a symbol of falsehood (Folkard).

Allium ascalonium > SHALLOT

Allium cepa > ONION

Allium porrum > LEEK

Allium sativum > GARLIC

Allium schoenoprasum > CHIVES

Allium ursinum > RAMSONS

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