This section is from "The Domestic Encyclopaedia Vol3", by A. F. M. Willich. Amazon: The Domestic Encyclopaedia.
Mare's-Tail, the Common, or Hippuris vulgaris, Lan indigenous perennial plant, growing in ditches and stagnant waters ; it flowers in the month of May.
This weakly astringent vegetable is eaten by goats, but refused by cows, sheep, horses, and swine.-— Its rough stalks are employed by cabinet-makers and turners, for polishing wood, boxes, brass, etc.
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