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Small house leek
Wall pepper, Mossy Stone Crop.
Italian: riso delle streghe(wicth rice), erba pignola
tincture made from whole plant, fresh
Plantae; Spermatophyta, Angiospermae - Flowering Plants; Dicotyledonae; Rosiflorae / Rosidae; Saxifragales; Crassulaceae - Stonecrop Family
Jungst: N. A. J. Hom., V. 36, p. 511.
SOME NEGLECTED REMEDIES, an article, by H. C. Allen, M.D., in The Medical Advance, Vol. XXXIX, No. 4, April, 1901, page 180.
Description of the substance
Description: A perennial, freely branched, glabrous, cespitose (matted) herb. Non - flowering branches creeping, branched, about 5 cm long. Flowering branches erect, 5 to 10 cm in height. Leaves crowded, imbricate, minute, 2 to 5 mm long. leaf blade broader as compared to length, terete, ovoid, fleshy, blunt, gibbose (a swelling or bulging one side) at base sessile. Inflorescence few, short, branched, one sided cyme. Flowers yellow; about 1.25 cm across; sepals leaf - like, petals lanceolate, spreading about twice as long as the sepals. Leaves taste acrid.