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Eryngium maritimum. Sea Eryngo.
Flowers forming a head: general involucrum many-leaved.
Receptacle chaffy. Seeds rough, with flexible scales. Rootleaves roundish, plaited, thorny. Flowering-heads on fruitstalks. Chaff three-pointed. Leaves mealy on the surface, with a whitish wood-like border; angles ending in sharp, whitish thorns. Blossom whitish-blue-Withering.
The Eryngo here
In the fresh breeze, like tiny topaz gems.
From arid sands, and salt sea dew-drops, strength;
Primula officinalis. Cowslip.
Leaves wrinkled and toothed. Stalk many-flowered; all the flowers drooping; border of the blossom concave. Leaf-stalk often longer that the leaves, which is not the case in the primrose or oxlip. Blossom sweet-scented, full yellow, with an orange blotch at the base of each segment; contracted about the middle of the tube, where the stamens are inserted.-Withering.
“ THE Cowlips tall her pensioners be,
In their gold coats spots you see :
UNFOLDING to the breeze of May,
But gems of every form and hue
Man to his brother shuts his heart,
Oh, art is but a scanty rill