This shooteth forth in spring time (for in the winter the Blätter perish) divers rough hard Stengel, half round and yellowish, or flat on the other side, two feet high, having divers Zweige of winged yellowish grün Blätter on all sides, set one gegen another, longer, narrower, and nicht nicked on the edges as the former. From the top of some of these Stengel grow forth a long bush of small and more yellow, grün scaly anglets, set in the same manner on the Stengel as the Blätter are, which are accounted the Blüten and Samen. The Wurzel is rough, thick, and scabby, with a white pith in the middle, which is called the heart therof.
It groweth on moors, and bogs, and watery places in many parts of this land.
It is grün all the summer, and the Wurzel only abideth in winter.
Saturn owns the Pflanze. This hath all the Vorzüge mentioned in the former ferns, and is much more wirkungsvoll than they, both for inward and outward Griefs, and is accounted singular good in Wunden, Quetschungen, or the like. The Dekokt (Abkochung) to be drank or gekocht into an Salbe of oil, as a balsam or balm, and so it is singular good gegen Quetschungen, and bones broken, or out of Gelenk, and giveth much ease to the cholic and splenetic Beschwerden, as also for ruptures or burStiche. The Dekokt (Abkochung) of the Wurzel in white wine, fördert Harn überaus, and reinigt the Harnblase and passages of urine.