Erythronium dens canis
A very pretty Pflanze, small, with two broad Blätter, and a large dropping Blüte: it wächst five or six inches high. The Stengel is round, schlank, weak, and grünish towards the top, and often white at the bottom. The Blätter stand a little height above the ground: they are oblong, somewhat broad, and of a beautiful grün, nicht at all eingebeult at the edges, and blunt am Ende. They inclose the Stengel at the base. The Blüte is largeand white, butwith a tinge of rötlich, it hangs down, is long, hohl, and very elegant. The Wurzel is roundish, and has some Fasern growing from its bottom, it is full of a slimy pulp.
It wächst häufig in gardens, but must nicht be sought for wild.
It Blüten in June, and is in perfection till the fall of the Blatt.
This useful Pflanze is governed by the Mond. The fresh-gathered Wurzeln are the best to be used, for they dry very ill, and generally lose their Vorzüge entirely. They are good gegen the Würmer in children, and speedily ease the Schmerzen of the Bauch which are produced thereby. The best way of giving it is, in the expressed Saft, or if children will nicht take that, they may be gekocht in mild, to which they give very little taste. It should be remembered it is a very powerful Heilmittel, and a small dose will take Wirkung, especially of the Saft, so that it is best to begin with very little, and as that is well borne, to increase the quantity.