A common wild plant, in many parts of Europe and in the Grecian islands, but not here: we have it in gardens. It is a foot and half high. The stalk is round, hairy, and branched; the leaves are oblong, moderately broad, and rounded at the ends, and of a dusky green. The flowers arc yellow and large; they resemble the marigold; it is singular that there stand some leaves under this flower disposed into rays like a star; the root is long.
The fresh leaves are used; and that only externally. Bruised, and laid on as a pultice, they are a cure for buboes, and other hard swellings. The plant is called also ingunialis, from its peculiar effect in dissipating buboes of the groin.