Nat. ord., Umbelliferae.
Pimpinel, Burnet Saxifrage.
A perennial plant, growing in dry meadows and pastures in Europe.
Characters. - Root-stock short and thick, but not tuberous. Stems erect, 1 to 2 feet high, not much branched, glabrous or downy at the top. Leaves very variable, the radical ones usually pinnate, with 7 to 9 pairs of broadly ovate or orbicular segments, 6 to 9 lines long, toothed or lobed; the upper leaves small, their segments divided into a few narrow, or even linear lobes; sometimes all, even the radical leaves, have their segments once or twice pinnate, with narrow lobes; sometimes, again, the few stem-leaves are, like the radical ones, simply pinnate, but much smaller, or reduced to simple bracts. Umbels compound, terminal, without involucres, with from 10 to 15 rather slender rays; the flowers white, petals broad, notched with an inflected point. Fruit short, without visible calycine teeth.
* This has been unavoidably omitted from its proper alphabetical position under Acidum Piericuni.
A proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex.
Part employed. - The fresh plant.
Preparation. - Tincture.