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  • It grows in marshy places; and is cultivated in China, the fruit having a supposed value as a diuretic and anti-phthisic. It was cultivated by John Gerard, author of the famous Herball, at the end of the 16th century as a tender annual.
  • Herball, p. 68 (1597).
  • The earliest in cultivation were described in 1597 by Gerard (Herball, p. 146), who figures eight kinds of true lilies, which include L.
  • John Gerard (Herball, p. 1228) describes it as sweet willow or gaule, and refers to its use in beer or ale.
  • This and the sycamore were described by Gerard in 1597 (Herball, p. 1299), the latter being "a stranger to England."

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