Needle, the Common Shepherd's, Venus-comb, CRake-m,F., or Needle-chervil, Scandix Pecten, L. an indigenous plant, growing in corn-fields, and flowering in the months of June and July.- This weed frequently infests corn-fields, and may be eaten as greens, being a wholesome vegetable.- When bruised with marsh-mallows, these two herbs are said to afford an excellent application to fresh wounds, espe-cially with a view to promote the extraction of splinters.