Mts. of Virginia to Alabama.
Flowers; sessile and scattered along the recurved branches of the cyme. Calyx: of five linear sepals. Corolla: of five petals. Stamens: ten, shorter than the petals, with brownish, purple anthers. Pistils: five. Leavest those of the stem, alternate; linear; scattered; those about the base, obovate, forming a rosette; glabrous.
The dear houseleek has not come down to us through the ages with only a thought of its own pleasure. It has ever had it in mind to assuage the ills of mankind. Nosebleed is arrested when a few of the bruised leaves are laid upon the crown of the head; and if applied to the temples severe headaches are greatly soothed. It'is also excellent to relieve the stings of insects. In a prim little manner it may be found sitting upon the top of rocks in warm, exposed places, where the sun can pour down upon it as generously as it pleases.