Contractions. - Arum. Aru.
Arum Maculatum. Nat. ord., Aroideae.
Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 1298.
Cuckoo-pint, Wake Robin, Lords and Ladies. For. names: German, Gefleckter Aron, Aronswurzel; French, Gonet, Pied de Veau.
Habitat. - In woods and thickets and under hedges, chiefly in Central Europe, frequent in England and Ireland.
Flowering time. - Spring.
Part employed. - The fresh tuber.
Characters. - An acrid white tuber, brownish-yellow externally, having an acrid biting taste like pepper, and abundance of milky juice. Leaves radical, hastate.
Time for collecting. - Before the leaves are fully developed. It should always be procured with the herbaceous part attached, as it is otherwise difficult to identify.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with dilute spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xiii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ to 1, Tincture only. 3x and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 86 per cent.