Botanical name: 

Aster aticus.

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.

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