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184 REPORT OF THE BOTANICAL EXCHANGE CLUB.

two others in the neighbourhood, viz. Glendevoii, Perthshire, and Lethans Dene, Fife.

Borkhausia fcetlda, DC. " Eailway banks, Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset." T. B. Flower. — New to the province, but the designation " railway banks " suggests a snspi(^ion that it is not native. The county of Hereford, given in the third edition of ' Enghsh Botany,' shoukl pro- bably be expunged. It was entered on the faith of a specimen received from the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, with the label " Near Reading, Herefordshire, W. M'Tvor." As I can hear of no Reading in Hereford- shire, it was probably collected near Reading, Berkshire.

Cerdanrea Jacea, Linn. (C. Dubo'mi, Bor.). " Three plants were fonnd amongst C. n'ujra. Yarrow and Broom in Kew pleasure-ground, near tlie lake, Surrey." — J. G. Baker.

Doronicum PardaHaiwhes^ Linn. Right bank of the Devon, below the Crook, Perthshire. It grows in the greatest profusion for nearly a quarter of a mile along the river-side, being far more plentiful than in any other locality in which I have seen it. — J. Boswell Syme.

Cuscuta TrifoUi, Bab. " Clover fields near Seggieden, Perth." IL M. Drummond Hay. — Colonel Druuimond Hay states that this is the first season in which he has noticed the Dodder " in tliis immediate neigh- bourhood." Last year I observed it in a clover-field between Kirkcaldy and Kiughorn.

Verbascum phlomoides, L. (?). "Near Buxton, Derbyshire." — Au- GusTiN Ley.

Mentha rubra, Sm. "Roadside, near Ecclesfield, Yorkshire." — VV. Carr.

Pinguicula grandifiora, Lam. "Marsh near Penzance, Cornwall. \\\- troduced, but quite established." — H. M. Drummond Hay.

Chenopodinm rubrnm, Linn., var. pseudo-botryoides. " Shore of King- horn Loch, Fife." — J. Boswell Syme. In the utmost profusion on the banks of the loch, below the winter level of the water, in a .'situation quite similar to that in which I have collected it, with Mr. H. C. Watson, in Surrey. This is the more curious, as I have not met with the normal form of C. rahrum in Fife, except as a weed in my own garden, into which it Avas no doubt introduced by seeds adhering to the roots of plants brought hither from my former garden in Adelaitle Road, London.

Riimex Hydrolapatham, Huds. "Banks of the Tay, at Elcho Castle, Perth." — H. M. Drummond Hay. A very scarce plant in Scotland, the occurrence of which, in the county of Perth, required to be substan- tiated. There can now be no doubt that the plant grows there, and the only question that remains is, whether it be indigenous, the banks of the Tay producing so vast a number of aliens that suspicion is sometimes cast on plants which are true natives of the locality.

Riimex conspersHs, Hartm. "Banks of the Devon, above and below the Crook, Kinross and Perth." — J. Bosavell Syme. Li the utmost profu- sion, even more abundant than R. obtusifoUns, and much more so than R. domesticHs, so that it can scarcely be a hybrid between these two -species. Li this locnlity it seeds profusely, and I have at present numbers of young plants I'aised from these seeds. It may be recognized at a distance from R. obtimfoUns by being taller (generally 3 or 4 feet high) and by the branches being more upright, though the panicle is not at all dense like that of R. domesticus, Avhich, in this station, is rarely above 1 foot or 18 inches higii.

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