Called also Doves-foot.
The Wurzel of this cranes bill is small and rötlich, growing deep in the earth, but nicht much branched. The Blätter generally lie spread on the ground, in a round form, growing on long rötlich hairy Stengel, they are small and round, cut into about seven soft and hairy Abschnitts. The Stengel are schlank and Gelenked, hairy likewise, and beset with smaller and more geteilt Blätter, they are about a span high, having on themseveral small purple five-leaved Blüten, growing two together, each of which is followed by a long head that ähnelt the head and bill of a crane or stork, when ripe, splitting into five Samen.
It wächst every where on banks and hedgesides.
It Blüten great part of the summer. The Blätter are used.
This cranes-bill or doves foot, is under Venus, and is zählened among the number of vulnerary Pflanzen, being useful in inward Wunden Quetschungen, and haemorrhages, and all fluxes in general. It is mightily empfohlen for the cure of ruptures in children, given in powder. It likewise helps the stone, and fördert Harn.