Sulphur-Wort, the Common, Hog's Fennel, or Hare-strong, Peucedanum officinale, L. a native perennial, growing in salt-marshes ; producing flowers in the months of June and July. - Both the roots and stalks of this saline plant are from three to four feet long; have a fetid odour, and an acrid, bitterish taste. If an incision be made in the former, during the spring, a considerable portion of yellow juice will exude, and concrete into a gummy resin, retaining the sulphureous smell of the root. The expressed juice of this plant was formerly employed in lethargy; but its medicinal properties have never been ascertained with precision.
As the sulphur-wort is an useless weed in meadows, it should be diligently extirpated; though BECHstein observes, that the dried roots have been successfully employed in fumigations, to prevent the spreading of epidemic distempers among