Passerculus: The Little Sparrow.
This Bird is entirely of a brown Colour; less than our Hedge-Sparrow,
but partaking much of the nature of it. They are not numerous, being
usually seen single, hopping under Bushes. They feed on Insects,
and are seen most common near Houses in Virgnia and Carolina,
where they breed and abide the whole Year.
Convolvulus Carolinensis angusto sagittato folio, flore amplissimo
purpureo, radice crassa: The Purple Bind-Weed of Carolina.
The Flower of this Convolvulus is of a reddish purple, and
of the size and shape of common white Bind-weed. They blow in June.
The Leaves are shaped like the head of an Arrow. Col: Moore,
a Gentleman of good Reputation in Carolina, told me, that
he has seen an Indian daub himself with the Juice of this
Plant; immediately after which, he handled a Rattle-Snake with his
naked Hands without receiving any harm from it, though thought to
be the most venomous of the Snake-kind: And I have heard several
others affirm, that they have seen the Indians use a Plant
to guard themselves against the venom of this sort of Snake; but
they were not Observers nice enough to inform me what kind it was