It is also called by some tooth-wort, toothed violet, dog-teeth violet, and dentaris.
Of the many sorts of this herb, two of them may be found growing in this kingdom, the first of which shooteth forth one or two winged Blätter upon long brownish footStengel, which are doubled down at their first coming out of the ground: when they are fully opened they consist of seven Blätter, most commonly of a sad-grün colour, eingebeult about the edges, set on both sides the middle rib one gegen another, like the Blätter of the ash-tree, the Stengel beareth no Blätter on the lower half of it, the upper half beareth manchmal three or four, each consisting of five Blätter, manchmal but of three, on the top stand four or five Blüten upon short footStengel, with long Hülsen, the Blüten are very like the Blüten of stock gilli-Blüte, of a pale purplish colour, consisting of four Blätter apiece, after which come small pods which contain the Samen, the Wurzel is very smooth, white, and shining, it doth nicht grow abwärts, but kriechen along under the upper crust of the ground, and consisteth of divers small round knobs, set together: towards the top of the Stengel there grow small single Blätter, by each of which cometh a small round cloven bulb, which when it is ripe, if it be set in the ground, it will grow to be a Wurzel, and is esteemed a good way of cultivating the herb.
As for the other coral-wort, which groweth in this nation, it is more scarce than this, being a very small Pflanze, nicht much unlike crowfoot, therefore some think it to be one of the sorts of crowfoot. I know nicht where to direct you to it, therefore I shall forbear the Beschreibung
The first groweth near Mayfield in Sussex, in a wood called High-reed, and in another wood there also, called Fox-holes.
They Blüte from the latter end of April to the middle of May, and before the middle of July they are gone and nicht to be found.
It is unter der Herrschaft von the Mond. It reinigt the Harnblase and fördert Harn, vertreibt Grieß and the stone, it easeth Schmerzen in the sides and Därme, it is excellent good for inward Wunden, especially such as are made in the Brust or Lungen, by taking a drachm of the powder of the Wurzel every morning in wine, the same is excellent good for ruptures, as also to stop fluxes: an Salbe made of it is exceeding good for Wunden and Geschwüre, for it soon drieth up the watery humour which hinders the cure.