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Spurge laurel. Historical artwork of a branch of the spurge laurel plant (Daphne laureola) with its characteristic leaf clusters and small flowers. The plant is poisonous, but it is used in herbal medicine as an emetic and a laxative. From The Instructive Picture Book or Lessons from the Vegetable World, Charlotte Mary Yonge, 1857.
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