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OT: Chalgrove Lake



>>Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 00:30:26 -0700
>>From: John <John@Rain-Garden.com>
>>Reply-To: John@Rain-Garden.com
>>Organization: Rain Garden Corp.
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>To: iris-l@rt66.com, bills@tiger.hsc.edu
>>Subject: OT: Chalgrove Lake
>>
>>To: Bill Shear <bills@tiger.hsc.edu>
>>
>>If I were a beaver I would not eat I. pseudacorus either because:
>>
>>The Yellow Flag rhizome was formerly much employed as a medicine, acting
>>as a very powerful cathartic, but from its extremely acrid nature is now
>>seldom used. An infusion of it has been found to be effective in
>>checking diarrhoea, and it is reputed of value in dysmenorrhoea and
>>leucorrhoea.

This is what I was looking for.  John Hopkins gets a plant of I. albicans,
and so does Rusty Thornburg, for getting very close to the right answer.
Contest over!

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
(804)223-6172
FAX (804)223-6374
email<bills@tiger.hsc.edu>






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