Flea-Bane, the Great, or Plowman's Spikenard, Conyza squarrosa, L. an indigenous biennial plant, growing in mountainous meadows and pastures, in a calcareous soil, and producing yellow flowers in the months of July and August.

This plant possesses the odour 6f musk; the smoke, occasioned by burning it, was formerly much employed for the destruction of fleas, gnats, and other insects. It was also recommended in cutaneous disorders, but is at present ex-ploded from the shops. - In a simi-ar manner has the Canada Flea-Sane, or Erigeron Canadense, L. lost its reputation, both for banishing fleas, and answering other superstitious incantations ,• for which it was celebrated in former times.