Hydrocaris Morcus Ranae. A kind of water-lily; not uncommon on waters; its leaves are round; but it is different from the ordinary water-lily. The leaves are of a roundish figure, and of a dusky green colour; better than an inch broad, and they rise many together in tufts from the same stalk. This stalk runs along a little distance under the surface of the water, and from it descend the roots, loose like the fibres of duckweed. The flowers stand singly upon slender foot- stalks; they are bluish, white, and composed of three leaves a-piece, which give them a singular appearance.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Frog Bit:

The fresh leaves bruised are used in external applications, as they are very cooling. The juice mixed with lard makes an excellent ointment for sores, etcetera.

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