The Strawberry Plant.

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A very common little plant, both in our woods and gardens. The leaves stand three upon each stalk, and they are large, broad, sharp at the point, and serrated about the edges; the stalks trail upon the ground, and take root at the joints: the flowers are white; they stand four or five together upon a long stalk rising from the root and without any veins: they are white, and moderately large; the fruit is well known. When ripe it is red, and of an agreeable taste.

The fresh leaves are used; an infusion of them is good liquor to wash a sore mouth or throat; taken in large quantities, it works by urine, and is good against the jaundice.

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