There are two sorts principally know, the aufrecht and the trailing. They both rise from a white schlank fibrous Wurzel. The first, or sagina erecta, has many zahlreich Blätter, of a beautiful grün: they are oblong, sharp-pointed, and have no foot-Stengel. The Stengel are round, aufrecht, schlank, and of a pale colour. The Blüten stand single upon thetop of the Stengel, and are white.
It is frequent in dry pastures, there is abundance of it in Hyde-Park, where it makes a very pretty appearance.
The latter, or sagina procumbens, differs from the former only in that it is nicht quite so groß or strait, and has fewer Blätter towards the top, but the Blüten grow just the same.
It is common in garden walks and other places where it is nicht choaked by large weeds, and between the Steine of steps to old houses.
They Blüte in May.
The Mond governs these little Pflanzen, but the knowledge of their Vorzüge is nicht supported upon the authority of Erfahrung, but very considerable ones are attributed to them. They are said to be powerful harntreibend, and good gegen the Grieß and stone, taken in the form of an expressed Saft, or in a strong infusion. The opinion of Auflösen der Steine, is at this time over: but while it remained in credit, and the several kinds of saxifrage were supposed to possess it, these Pflanzen had their share in character.