1. Astragalus Bae'Ticus

Astragalus Bae'Ticus. Mediterranean basin; seeds used for coffee. A. exsca'pus; C. and S. Europe, mountains; root mucilaginous, astringent, bitter, diuretic. A. glycyphyl'los, Europe; leaves and seed sweetish, diuretic. A. crotala'riae, Loco Weed, Rattle Weed, and A. mollis'simus, N. America (Cal., Neb., Tex.); poisonous to cattle, horses, etc., causing spinal tetanic action. 20