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Blackberried Heath

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Bla'ckberried Heath. [empetrum, Lat.] The name of a plant.

It hath leaves like those of the heath; the flowers are male and female, which grow in different parts of the same plant; the male flowers have no petals; the female are succeeded by blackberries, in each of which are contained three or four hard seeds. This little shrub grows wild upon the mountains in Staffordshire, Devonshire, and Yorkshire. Millar.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58)

Attributes: Latin (690)

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