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n.1.(Bot.) An herb of the Mint family (Sideritis), supposed to heal sword cuts; also, a species of Galeopsis.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They'd found their way to Lebanon after being imported to Israel, and they were able to produce far more honey than the country's native honeybee, the syriaca bee.
Nicotine is a widespread alkaloid in plants, for example occurring in several cultivated members of the Solanaceae, such as tomato, potato, eggplant and green pepper (Siegmund et al., 1999) and in common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) (Marion, 1939).
For 16 of these years, I also obtained initial flowering dates of their most important hunting site, inflorescences of common milkweed Asclepias syriaca, which attract great numbers of large insects that provide the main resources for Misumena reproduction (Morse 1982a; Morse & Fritz 1982).
Fritz, "Contributions of diurnal and nocturnal insects to the pollination of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca L.) in a pollen-limited system," Oecologia, vol.
Zgorka, "Qualitative and quantitative analysis of phenolic acids in Asclepias syriaca L," Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica--Drug Research, vol.
Bienefeld, "Subjective evaluation of defensive behavior in the Syrian honeybee (Apis mellifera syriaca)," Journal of Apicultural Science, vol.