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Comfrey (Symphytum officinale L.): flowering stem with separate leaf and rootstock. Coloured etching by M. Bouchard, 1774.

  • Bouchard, Magdalena.
Date
[1774]
Reference
16793i
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Description

Young shoots and leaves of comfrey are eaten as vegetables, the leaves are used as a styptic and the leaves and roots as a purgative

Publication/Creation

[Romae (Rome)] : [Bouchard et Gravier], [1774]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 37.0 x 23.0 cm

Lettering

Symphytum, Consolida major, flore albo, vel pallide luteo, quoe foemina. I.R.H.138. Ital. Consolida maggiore. - Gall. Grande Consoude

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16793i

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  • Latin
  • Italian


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