Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated

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Agricultural Society of Japan, 1895 - 223 ページ
 

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91 ページ - A smooth, elegant plant, 31 high, in hedges and borders of fields. Stem reddened by the sun, erect, branching above. Leaves dark green above, paler beneath, opposite, rounded at base and acute at apex, 3 — 3' long and j as wide, on petioles }
9 ページ - Soba-neri (Hour kneaded with hot water to a dough) or Soba-kiri (macaroni form), or made into Kori-soba-kiri (Soba frozen and dried) and Hoshi-soba-kiri (dried soba). The grains steamed and dried are eaten boiled or made into bread or Manju (a small cake). Its young leaves are eaten as a vegetable, and its stalks are used to feed cattle. CHAPTER IT.
57 ページ - The barren and fertile flowers shoot separately on distinct plants. It bears flowers in summer and reddish yellow sweet fruits in winter. They are eaten fresh or preserved in sugar. The wood is used for dying yellow. 213. c. Ribes grossularioid.es, Max., Jap. Suguri ; a small shrub of the order Saxifragaceae, with slender stems attaining a height of 2-3 fts., provided with sharp thorns.
12 ページ - Umbellifera, growing \riUl in moist valleys, but much cultivated from seeds or by dividing the roots. In spring, young leaves come forth to a height of about 1 foot. They are eaten boiled, and the roots can also be eaten fried. One variety with fine threadlike petioles and shooting bushes 8 to 10 inches high is called Ito mitsuba (thread honewort).
9 ページ - Hassho-mauie ; an annual leguminous climber cultivated in common dry land. The young soft grains are eaten boiled and have a taste of Vicia faba, Z., but this bean contains a poisonous ingredient in a slight quantity ; so it is advisable to eat moderately.
4 ページ - Oplysmenus frumentaceum (16). 17. b. Seeds of Zizania aquatica, L., Jap. Makomo ; the seeds of this plant mixed with rice are consumed as food by \ boiling. ^ 18. Beckmannia erucseformis, Host, Jap. Minogome ; a biennial cereal grass growing wild in swamps, ponds, or marshy ground lying down on the surface of water, and forthing up its stalk to the height of about a foot. The boiled grain is eaten as food. 18. b. Panicum viride, L., Jap.
57 ページ - It bears flowers in summer and reddish yellow sweet fruits in winter. They are eaten fresh or preserved in sugar. The wood is used for dying yellow. 213. c. Ribes grossularioid.es, Max., Jap. Suguri ; a small shrub of the order Saxifragaceae, with slender stems attaining a height of 2-3 fts., provided with sharp thorns. The small flowers droop from the axils of the leaves, and the greenish aciduous berries are ripe in summer.
68 ページ - They are oval-shaped, about 5 inches long, and of a yellow colour, with longitudinal stripes. They are eaten 1 or 2 days after having been collected, and are very sweet and delicious. There are several varieties of different colours and forms. 248. Cucumis melo, L., var., Jap. Ginmakuwa-uri, Gininakuwa ; a variety of the melon with large fruits of a green rough skin.
9 ページ - Useful Plants of Japan has to say: ' Mucuna capilata Wight et Arn., Jap. Osltaralcu-mamc, Haxsho-mame; an annual leguminous climber cultivated in common dry land. The young soft grains are eaten boiled and have a taste of Field faba L., but this bean contains a poisonous ingredient in a slight quantity; so it is advisable to eat moderately.
120 ページ - Mimitsubushi ; a terrestial fungus growing in shady places in mountains in autumn. It is a small ball about the size of a man's head, being dark brown and cotton-like. When touched there arises from it smoke-like powder, which is used to stop bleeding. 476. Jap.

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