Sempervivum. Sempervivum tectorum. Common Houseleek. Hen-and-Chickens.
Sempervivum. Sempervivum tectorum L. Common Houseleek. Hen-and-Chickens. Grande Joubarbe, Fr. Hauswurz, Hauslauch, Dachwurz, G. (Fam. Crassulaceae.)—A succulent, perennial plant with imbricated leaves and cymes of rose-purple flowers. It is extensively cultivated. In Europe the bruised recent leaves of this plant are employed as a cooling application to burns and other external inflammations. The juice is said to cure warts.