* Plantago. l. 77. Rosea. Rose-Plantain. In this vegetable monster the bractes, or di∣visions of the spike, become wonderfully enlarged; and are converted into leaves. The chassy scales of the calyx in Xeranthemum, and in a species of Dianthus, and the glume in some alpine grasses, and the scales of the ament in the salix rosea willow, grow into leaves; and produce other kinds of monsters. The double flowers become monsters by the multiplication of their petals or nectaries. See note on Alcea.
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