Plants in Othello

Arabian Tree: medicinal gum of [5.2.352-360]. Coloquintida: the object of Othello’s love will be as bitter as [1.3.352]. Fig: virtue a, [1.3.322-335]; “bless’d fig’s end” [2.1.251-255]. Grapes: “the wine she drinks is made of grapes”, [2.1.251-255]. Hyssop: we are but gardens, [1.3.322-335].Lettuce: we are but gardens, [1.3.322-335]. Mandragora: [3.3.326-337]. Nettles: we are but gardens, [1.3.322-335]. Oak: mountains melting on [2.1.5-9]; brobantio’s eyes closed up as, [3.3.215-220].Poppy: [3.3.326-337]. Rose: “Rose-lipp’d,” [4.2.62-79]; “When I have plucked the rose I can not give it vital life again” [5.2.13-15]. Strawberry: decorating Desdamona’s handkerchief [3.3.437-439]. Sycamore Maple: [4.3.43-59]. Thyme: we are but gardens, [1.3.322-335]. Willow: the willow song [4.3.28-58] (full song here).

General References: to sugar, [1.3.219]; weed, [4.2.62-79]; “I’ll smell thee on the tree,” [5.2.13-15].

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