A common wild plant in corn fields, and waste grounds, with finely divided leaves and white flowers like daizies. The stalk is round and striated. The herb grows a foot high. like those of camomile, only of a blacker green, and larger. The flowers stand ten or a dozen near one another, at the tops of the branches; but they grow separate, not in a cluster. The whole plant has a strong smell.
The infusion of the fresh plant is good in all hysteric complaints, and it promotes the menses. The herb boiled soft, is an excellent pultice for the piles.