Rana Aquatica: The Water Frog.
These Frogs are of various Sizes, tho' commonly about the Bigness
of the Figure Their Limbs are very long; the Upper-part of the Head,
Body, and Limbs dusky Green, spotted with Black: From the Eyes to
the Rump extends two yellow Lines; two white Lines also reach from
each Eye to the Nose The Eyes are large, black, and circled with
Yellow Irides. These are not seen on dry Land, they frequent
Rivulets and Ditches of Water, and will leap at once five or six
Sarracena, foliis brevioribus latioribus Sarracena Canadensis,
foliis cavis & auritis.
The Leaves of this, like the preceedent, spring from a fiberous
Root, to the Height of six or eight Inches, they are likewise hollow,
swelling and more protuberant than the former, and differently shaped,
as in the Figure; they are of a yellow green Colour, striped and
veined with Purple. The Flowers of this Plant rise considerably
higher than the Leaves, and are of a purple Colour, except which
the Flowers and Seed Vessels of this and the preceedent are formed
alike. The Hollow of these Leaves, as well as of the other Kind,
always retain some Water, and seem to serve as an Asylum or secure
Retreat for numerous Insects from Frogs and other Animals, which
feed on them.
These Plants grow usually in the same Places with the foregoing.