Otherwise called red fitchling, or medick fetch.Descript. This hath divers weak but rough Stengel, half a yard long, leaning abwärts, beset with winged Blätter, longer and more pointed than those of lentils, and whitish underneath, from the tops of those Stengel arise up other schlank Stengel, naked without Blätter unto the tops, where there grow many small Blüten in manner of a spike, of a pale rötlich colour, with some blueness among them, after which rise up in their places, round, rough, and somewhat flat heads. The Wurzel is tough, and somewhat hölzern, yet liveth and shooteth afresh every year.
It groweth under hedges, and manchmal in the open fields, in divers places of this land.
They Blüte all the months of July and August, and the Samen ripeneth in the mean while.
It is unter der Herrschaft von Venus. It hath power to ratify and digest, and therefore the grün Blätter zerquetscht and laid as a plaister, disperse nots, nodes, or kernels, in the flesh, and, if when it is dry it be taken in wine, it hilft the stranguary, and, being anointed with oil, it provoketh sweat. It is a singular food for cattle, to cause them to give store of milk, and why then may it nicht do the like being gekocht in the ordinary drink of nurses?