Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: STOCKGILLYFLOWER & more

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STOCKGILLYFLOWER (STOCKGI’LLYFLOWER) n.s. [leucoium, Latin.]A plant.

The characters are: the flower is composed, for the most part, of four leaves, which are placed in form of a cross: out of the flower-cup rises the pointal, which becomes a long flat pod, divided into two cells by an intermediate partition, to which the valves adhere on both sides, and are furnished with flat smooth seeds, which are orbicular, and bordered round their edges: to which may be added, the flowers are specious, and sweet smelling. Miller.

The stockgillyflowers are commonly biennial plants, and there are many different species of them, including the various sorts of wallflowers, of which the common sort grows on the walls of ruinous houses, and is used in medicine. The Ravenal wallflower is remarkable for the beauty and sweetness of its flower. Hill.

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