Malandrum Plinius est herba nascens in segete ac pratis flore albo odorata et cetera.
segete ABC ej | segetibus f | sege p
ac | aut p
et cetera om. ef
Malandrum according to Pliny is a herb that grows in cornfields and meadows; it has a white flower and it is scented, etc.
Commentary and botanical identification:
Simon here quotes Pliny, 26, 40, ed. W.H.S. Jones (1938-63: VII.292-4), where the plant is called malundrum. Simon's form is perhaps contaminated with late Latin malandria "blisters, pustules", possibly because of a perceived virtue of this herb, although Pliny only mentions that it helps with liver problems. The word is nowhere else documented except in Pliny and its botanical identification is uncertain.