Pilewort, the Common, or Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus Ficaria, L. an indigenous perennial plant, growing in meadows and pastures; and flowering in the month of April.—This herb may be eaten in the spring, either boiled or in salads. Its root is uncom-monly acrid, and blisters the skin ; so that it may be employed as a vesicatory. Nevertheless,Bryant, a French traveller, informs us, that, by skilful management, a tolerably good starch may be extracted from these roots.