Water-Aloe, or Fresh-Water Soldier, Zostera Aloides, L. an indigenous perennial, grow-ing in fen-ditches and slow-streams; flowering in the months of June and July. - This plant affords nou-rishment to a great variety of in-, some of which pursue it even to the bottom of the water. - It is eaten by hogs, but refused by goats. - From its ashes, an excellent alkaline salt may be obtained, by filtrating and evaporating the ley. - BohmeR observes, that such salt is not only well adapted to the curing of beef and other meat, but also forms a valuable ingredient in the manufacture of glass; nay, that it is occasionally used in England as a substitute for pot-ash, in the process of making soap.