Passer Nivalis: The Snow-bird.
The Bill of this Bird is white: The Breast, and Belly white. All
the rest of the body black; but in some places dusky, inclining
to Lead-colour. In Virginia and Carolina they appear
only in Winter: and in Snow they appear most. In Summer none are
seen. Whether they retire and breed in the North (which is most
probable) or where they go, when they leave these Countries in the
Spring, is to me unknown.
Orobanche Virginiana flore pentapetulo cernuo: Broom-Rape.
This Plant rises to the height of eight or ten inches; is of a
Flesh - Colour; the stalks thinly beset with small narrow sharp-pointed
Leaves. The Flowers are monopetalous, but deeply furrow'd from the
stalk to the Top of the Flower, where it divides into several sections.
Whithin the Flower is an oval chanulated capsula, of the
size of a Hazel-Nut, containing very small Seeds like Dust. This
Capsula is sourrunded with rnany yellow Stamina.