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CONVOLVULUS
[ Also see Herbs ]

There is an herb named in Latine Convolvulus (i.e. with wind), growing among shrubs and bushes, with carrieth a flower not unlike to this Lilly, save that it yeeldeth no smell nor hath those chives within; for whitenesse they resemble one another very much, as if Nature in making this floure were a learning and trying her skill how to frame the Lilly indeed.
      - Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus),
        Natural History (bk. XXI, ch. X),
        (Holland's translation)


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