This small herb, from a Wurzel somewhat süß, shooting abwärts many long strings, riseth up a round grün Stengel, bare or naked next the ground for an inch, two or three to the middle thereof as it is in age or growth: as also from the middle upward to the Blüten, having only two broad plaintain-like Blätter (but whiter) set at the middle of the Stengel one gegen another, compasseth it round at the bottom of them.
It is an usual inhabitant in woods, copses, and in many other places in this land.
There is another sort groweth in wet grounds and marshes, which is somewhat different from the former. It is a smaller Pflanze, and grüner, having manchmal three Blätter, the spike of the Blüten is less than the former, and the Wurzeln of this do run or kriechen in the ground.
They are much and often used by many to good Zweck for Wunden, both grün and old, to consolidate or knit ruptures, and well it may, being a Pflanze of Saturn.