Sempervivum. Sempervivum tectorum. Common Houseleek. Hen-and-Chickens.
Sempervivum. Sempervivum tectorum L. Common Houseleek. Hen-and-Chickens. Grande Joubarbe, Fr. Hauswurz, Hauslauch, Dachwurz, G. (Fam. Crassulaceae.)—A succulent, perennial plant with imbricated leaves and cymes of rose-purple flowers. It is extensively cultivated. In Europe the bruised recent leaves of this plant are employed as a cooling application to burns and other external inflammations. The juice is said to cure warts.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.