A pretty wild plant, about our waste places and farm-yards; conspicuous for its leaves, if not so for its flower. It grows two feet high; and the stalk is round, erect, very firm and strong, and not much branched. The leaves are moderately large, and most beautifully divided into numerous small segments, long and narrow; they stand irregularly upon the stalks. The flowers are small and yellow; they stand in a kind of spikes at the tops of the stalks. They are followed by short pods. The whole plant is of a dark green
The seeds are the part used: they are to be collected when just ripe, and boiled whole. The decoction cures the bloody flux, and is good against the overflowing of the menses.