BOWER (Macmillan) are names given to WHITE DEADNETTLE, "because in the flower, if you hold it upside down, the stamens can be seen lying for all the world like two people side by side in a curtained bed".
Adansonia digitata > BAOBAB ADDER'S TONGUE
(Ophioglossum vulgatum) A plant with an evil reputation, destroying the grass in which it grows, and injuring the cattle that graze there (Addison). Nevertheless, the leaves, when pressed, produce a green oil, sometimes known as Green Oil for Charity (Leyel. 1937), considered by the older herbalists as a balsam for green wounds. An ointment, often called Green Adder ointment, is also used. This dates from ancient times, and is still available in the 20th century (Savage). The doctrine of signatures ensured that it would be used for snake-bites.
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