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Ge'lder-rose. n.s. [I suppose brought from Guelderland.]

The leaves are like those of the maple-tree: the flowers consist of one leaf, which expands in a circular rose form, and is divided at the top into five parts: these are collected in form of an umbel, the largest of which grow on the outside and are barren; but those in the middle are fruitful, producing red berries, in each of which is contained one flat heart-shaped seed.

The species are three. If the soil be moist, this plant affords a very agreeable prospect, both in the season when it is in flower, and also in the Autumn, when the fruit is ripe, which generally grows in large clusters, and is of a beautiful colour. Miller.

The gelder-rose is increased by suckers and cuttings. Mort.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58) · Mortimer, John (62)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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