Lychnis flore albo.
A COMMON wild plant in our hedges and dry pastures, with hairy leaves, and while flowers. It grows to a foot and a half high: the stalks are round and hairy; the leaves are of an oval form, and also hairy; and they grow two at every joint: they are of a dusky green, and are not indented about the edges. The flowers are moderately large, and white; they grow in a kind of small clusters on the tops of the branches, and each has its separate foot-stalk.
This is a plant not much regarded for its virtues, but it deserves notice; the country people gather the flowers in some places, and give them in the whites and other weaknesses with success.
The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.