Formerly a skein of silk with which setons were made. The name also of several species of ranunculus, of the atragene and clematis.

Flammula jovis, (from its burning acrimony). Surrecta alba. The upright lady's bower, clematis recta Lin. Sp. Pi. 767. Upright traveller's jot. The recent leaves, and in a less degree the flowers, on being chewed, excite a burning heat of the tongue and fauces; and if retained long in the mouth, produce a blister; but by drying, this acrimony is considerably diminished. The root, seed, and bark, if rubbed with the fingers, strike the nostrils very quickly with a strong smell. This plant yields a very acrid water; and Stoerck has published several cases of its successful exhibition, particularly in inveterate headachs, pains in the bones, nodes, ulcers, and cutaneous affections from syphilis. He chiefly recommends an infusion of two or three drachms of the leaves in a pint of boiling water, of which four ounces are to be taken

4 Q 2 three times a day, whilst the powdered leaves are employed as an escharotic. (See Stoerck de Flammula Jovis.) In this country it has been little employed, and with less success.