blister bush, noun phrase

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See quotation 1966.
The plant Peucedanum galbanum of the Apiaceae, which blisters the skin on contact; wild celery, see wild sense a. Frequently also blistering bush.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 122P[eucedanum] Galbanum,...Blistering bush, wild celery.
1932 Watt & Breyer-Brandwijk Medicinal & Poisonous Plants 134Peucedanum galbanum, Wild celery, Blistering bush..is taken as an abortifacient and blisters the skin on contact.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 113Blistering bush, Peucedanum galbanum (Cape)...Severe blistering of the skin follows on contact with bruised leaves.
1983 Flying Springbok Apr. 41Suitable plants have been superseded by more dominant species like..blister bush (Peucedanum galbanum).
1988 M. Branch Explore Cape Flora 36Crushed leaves of blister bushes cause painful, long-lasting brown blisters. These appear after two to three days but only if the skin is exposed to sunlight. If you touch a bush, cover the skin to keep it dark.
The plant Peucedanum galbanum of the Apiaceae, which blisters the skin on contact; wild celery, see wilda. Frequently also blistering bush.
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