¶Of Paliuro. cap. 127.
PAliurus, furze is a thistle most rough and sharp with prickes, and groweth in rough land vntilled, as Isidore saith, with certaine heades full of certaine prickes, foule and vneasie to touch: for it grieueth his hand that is fou••eth, and in those heads the seede is contayned, & that is Dareticum, tempering in so••e things, and is good as Dioscori• saith, a∣gainst venemous biting, & also to breake the stone. Also this hearbe hath manye prickes, and woundeth feete is that passeth and treadeth thereon. The stalkes ther∣of be so rough and so full of prickes, that it suffereth not Asses to touch them, nei∣ther to eate thereof.
(*This tearmed Thistle is Fur•e, called Genista Spinosa, or Goate Thi∣stle.)