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.