Anguis Gracilis Caeruleo-Viridis: The blueish green Snake.
This harmless Snake frequents the Branches of Trees, and very nimbly
squirms among the Leaves, living on Insects, which I believe are
its only Food. Their usual Size and Length is that of the Figure.
They are all over green, enclining more to blue than yellow. The
Nose of this Species turning up, sufficiently distinguishes it from
another green Snake I shall hereafter describe.
Frutex baccifer, verticillatus; foliis scabris latis dentatis,
& conjugatis; baccis purpuriis dense congestis.
These Shrubs arise with several Stalks from the Ground branching
out on each Side, and in height about four of five Feet; most of
the Stalks are surrounded with Clutters of very small red Flowers,
having four Petals each, with yellow Stamina, and growing
at the Distance of about two Inches asunder, beginning to flower
at the Bottom, and successively proceeding to flower to the Top
of the Branch: From every Tuft of Flowers, grow opposite to each
other a Pair of serrated rough Leaves, the Berries which succeed
the Flowers grow in Clusters, so closely connected, that none of
their Foot-stalks can be perceived without separating them, which
then discovers them to be held together by many small branching
Stalks. These Berries are covered with a shining red Skin, containing
many very small Seeds. They blossom in April and May,
the Berries are ripe in July. They grow in the Woods, near
Charles-Town in Carolina.