Anguis e caeruluo & albo varius: The Wampum Snake.
This Snake receives its name from the Resemblance it has to Indian
Money called Wampum, which is made of Shells cut into regular
Pieces, and strung with a Mixture of Blue and White. Some of these
Snakes are large, being five Feet in Length; yet there is no Harm
in their Bite, but as all the largest Snakes are voracious, so will
they devour what Animals they are able to overcome; The Back of
this Serpent was dark Blue, the Belly finely clouded with brighter
Blue, the Head small in Proportion to its Body. They seem to retain
their Colour and Marks at every Change of their Exuviae.
They are found in Virginia and Carolina.
Lilium Carolinianum, flore croceo punctato, petalis longioribus
& angustioribus: The Red Lilly.
This Lilly grows from a single bulbous scaly Root about the Size
of a Walnut, rising with a single Stalk to the Height of about two
Feet, to which from the Bottom on the Flower are set opposite to
each other narrow Leaves. One Flower only is produced on the Top
of the Stalk, consisting of six Petals, every of which have a Footstalk
an Inch long; these Petals turn back in a graceful Manner and are
tapering, terminating in Points and edged with small Indentures:
From the Bottom of the Flower rises six very long Stamina
with their Apices, surrounding a Pistillum; the whole
Flower is variously shaded with Red, Orange and Lemmon Colours.
They grow on open moist Savannas in many Parts of Carolina.