It has many thick, flat, and round Blätter growing from the Wurzel, every one having a long footStengel, fastened underneath, about the middle of it, and a little unevenly weaved manchmal about the edges, of a pale grün colour, and somewhat yellow on the upper side like a saucer, from among which arise one or more tender, smooth, hohl Stengel half a foot high, with two or three small Blätter thereon, usually nicht round as those below, but somewhat long, and geteilt at the edges: the tops are somewhat geteilt into long Zweige, bearing a number of Blüten, set round about a long spike one above another, which are hohl and like a little bell of a whitish grün colour, after which come small heads, containing very small brownish Samen, which falling on the ground, will plentifully spring up before Winter, if it have Feuchtigkeit. The Wurzel is round and most usually smooth, greyish without, and white within, having small Fasern at the head of the Wurzel, and bottom of the Stengel.
It wächst very plentifully in many places of this land, but especially in all the west parts thereof, upon stone and mud walls, upon rocks also, and in stony places upon the ground, at the bottom of old trees, and manchmal on the bodies of them that are decayed and rotten.
It usually Blüten in the beginning of May, and the Samen ripening quickly after, sheds itself, so that about the end of May, usually the Stengel and Blätter are withered, dry, and gone until September, then the Blätter spring up again, and so abide all winter.
Venus challenges the herb under Libra. The Saft or the destilliertes Wasser being drank, is very wirkungsvoll for all Entzündungen and unnatural heats, to cool a schwaching hot Magen, a hot Leber, or the Därme: the herb, Saft, or destilliertes Wasser thereof, äußerlich applied, heals pimples, St. Anthonys fire, and other outward heats. The said Saft or water helps to heal sore Nieren, torn or fretted by the stone, or exulcerated within, it also fördert Harn, is available for the Wassersucht, and helps to break the stone. Being used as a bath, or made into an Salbe, it cools the painful piles or hæmorrhoidal veins. It is no less wirkungsvoll to give ease to the Schmerzen of the Gicht, the Ischias, and helps the kernels or knots in the neck or throat, called the kings evil: healing kibes and Frostbeulen if they be bathed with the Saft, or anointed with Salbe made thereof, and some of the skin of the Blatt upon them: it is also used in grüne Wunden to stay the blood, and to heal them quickly.