Of Saliunca, chap. 145.
SAliunca is a lyttle hearbe with sharp prickes, as Vgucion sayeth, and hath that name of Saliendo, leaping. For it maketh them leap that treadeth ther∣on: and is called therefore Thauthe∣trape in French: For it taketh and hurteth the foote that treadeth thereon. And it séemeth that Virgil sayeth the same, and sayth, that Saliunca is among redde Roses. And héereby it seemeth an hearbe with a greate roote and a long, fat and softe, and full of meate: as the Parsneape, and is oft done in Elec∣tuaryes, and hath another name, and is called •ringus, and thereof springeth cer∣teine harde stalkes with cornets, and in the toppes thereof growe certaine heads with sharpe prickes all about, as it were Speares. And groweth in dry barren lande and sandye, and some men call it Scorpio: for it stingeth him that toucheth the seed thereof, as it were a Scorpion.
And libro. 20. capitu. 7. Plinius sayth, Page [unnumbered] that Saliunca is a lyttle short hearb with thicke boughes and leaues as they were thrusted together, and smell full well, nigh as Nardispica, and cleaueth to the ground by certaine small rootes, and gro∣weth in Pannonia in hard place and sto∣ny, and is a hot hearbe and dry, and sub∣till in substaunce, and right tempering and softening, the roote thereof sodde in Wine, stauncheth spuing, and comforteth well the stomacke, as Plinius sayth, libr. 21. cap. 10.