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1865 Excerpt: ...--The Sweet Alyssum.---A pretty little annual,
with white sweet-scented flowers, often used as an edgingplant to
beds and borders. It only requires sowing in the open ground in
March., LABELS are pieces of wood, parchment, or metal, bearing the
name of the plants, and tied to them. When the names are affixed to
a piece of wood or metal, stuck into the ground, they are called
tallies; and of these there are many kinds.--See Tallies. L
Arla'via.--Legwmindsce.--The Egyptian Bean, formerly called
Dolichos Ldblab, but now Lablavia vulg&ru. A half-hardy
climbing annual, or biennial plant, which only requires the usual
treatment of similar plants. It has a very showy flower.
Laru'rnum.--See Cy'ttses. Laue Bare.--See Lage'tta. Lace Leaf.--See
Ouvir'andra. Lachena'lia.--Asphoctelece.--Cape bulbs, with very
showy flowers. They will not need taking up in winter; but must be
grown in pots in a greenhouse, and allowed very little water at
that season. They are generally grown in loam and peat, mixed with
a little leafmould. La'danum, or Ldbdanum.--A gum produced by some
of the kinds of Cistus, used in laudanum, which is prepared from
opium, made from the heads of the Poppy. LADIES BEDSTRAW. 186
LAFEYROUSIA. Ladies' Bedstraw.--See Ga'Lium. Ladies' Mantle.--See
AlcheMi'lla. Ladies' Slipper.--See CypriPe'dium. Ladies'
Traces.--See Spira'nThes. Lady Bird.--See Coocine'lla.
Jtm'lia.--Orchidacece.--Very beau tiful epiphytes for winter
blooming, and which may be grown with j its roots wrapped in moss,
and fastened on a piece of wood; or in the husk of a cocoa-nut. The
flowers are extremely beautiful and very delicate. L. mperbiens is
a magnificent orchid; flowers deep rose, variegated with dark red,
lip crimson striped with yellow; they are produced on spikes five
or six f...
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