Linnaeus gave to this plant the name Poa bulbosa a name that sufficed, according to the new system, to distinguish this from every other species of vegetable. It does not require any special knowledge to appreciate the advantage of such a simplification.

The illmu, or Bermudiana bulbosa, produces bulbous roots, which are excellent food either boiled or roasted, and are very pleasant in soups. The liuto produces a bulbous root, which yields a very white, light, and nutritious flour, which is much used as food for the sick.

There is another instance of this in the Poa bulbosa, Bulbous Meadow-grass, which grows on the Steine at Brighton, and which I have kept in papers two years out of ground, and it has vegetated afterwards. POA annua. ANNUAL MEADOW-GRASS. This is the most general plant in all nature: it grows in almost every situation where there is any vegetation.

Who shall claim to know his orchid who knows not its insect sponsor? To take one of our own wild species. Here is the Arethusa bulbosa of Linnæus, for instance. Its pollen must reach its stigma so he supposed in order for the flower to become fruitful.