Flix Weed.

Botanical name: 

Plate 21. Sophia chirurgorum.

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.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.