Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879 / American medical botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses in medicine, diet and the arts, with coloured engravings
Hyoscyamus niger, Henbane, pp. Plate XVII-168 ff.
HYOSCYAMTJS NIGER. Henbane. PLATE XVII.* THERE is little doubt that the Hyoscyamus of this country is an imported plant. It is yet rare in most parts of the country, and appears to be strictly limited to the bounds of cultivation. Its seeds are very tenacious of life, and will spring up under favourable circumstances, after having been dormant for a long time. Hence the plant occa- sionally appears in old grounds which have been newly disturbed, as in grave yards, old gardens and collars. About ten years since, a drain, which intersects the common in Boston, was opened for the purpose of repairs. In the following season a distinct row of very luxuriant plants of Henbane covered the whole of this drain, although none of them had been observed to grow in the vicinity F Wor the drawing which accompanies this article, I am indebted to Dr. S. Bass of Salem.
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