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THE FLORA. OF HYDE PARK AND KENSINGTON GARDENS. 237

A. arjrcdin, L. G., a plant close to the railings just before you come to the bridge over the Serpentine, going south. Another gathered, for me in the south of the Gardens by the Rev. Mr. Newbould.

Agrostis vulgaris, Witii. G. and P., abundant over most of the Park turf. " Kensington Gardens."— Fl. of M.

A. alba, L. P., here and there in the turf between the Humane So- ciety's Receiving-house up towards near the Magaziue,

Aira fiexuom, L. Casual, among newly-sown grass between the south side of the Serpentine and Rotten Row.

A. cfEspito-m, L. In an over-grown flower-bed on the north side of the palace; casual. Also on a heap of peat-earth near Molinia.

A. canjophyllea , L. " Hyde Park. Dickson, Hortus Siccus Britan- nicus, London, 1792-1802.— Fl.of M.

A. pracox, L. "Hyde Park, 1816. Herb. Devonian Institution, Exeter."— Fl. of M.

Apera Spica-veuti, Beauv. P., casual, but plentiful in a newly-sown piece of turf due south of the Serpentine, and between it and Rotten Row.

Avena Jlavescem, L. P., in the strip, and again in some plenty in the very centre of the Park; abundant about the old grassed road and thence towards the gravel-pits' site; certainly a native grass of the turf, and thinly spread at intervals over the whole western herbage of the Park, even reaching the statue of Achilles. G., plentiful in the hay-grass east of the Palace, and again in the patch where the yews grow north of it. " Hyde Park, 1817. Herb. Goodger and Rozea," and several later records. — Fl. of M.

Arrhenatherum avenaceum, Beauv. P., a single plant in some mea- dow-looking grass 200 yards east of the Magazine, not far from the site of the old gravel pit.

liolcns lunatiis, L. P., about three specimens gathered in the open, turf in the north-west corner of Hyde Park, say 100 yards within the Ring Road, stunted and poorly grown. I had to search the Park many times before I found any.

//. tHollis, L. G., casual; some fine plants with MoUiiia (q. v.).

Koeleria cristata, Pcrs. G., three or four tufts in flower this year close to the iron hurdles which l)ound the hay-grass on the east side of the Palace. It is curious that till 18G6 this plant had no Middlesex record. This was to me a most unexpected addition to our list.

Molinia creruleo, Moench. G., casual, just north of the Palace near a greenhouse there is an enclosed heap of peaty soil for the garden-beds; upon this grow 20 or 30 hue plants of Molinia. There are also here Pleris, Airajlexuosn, Tormentilla officinaHs, and other nice plants.

Poa annua, L. P. and G., the main ingredient of the herbage in both. The most smoke-enduring of grasses.

P. trivialis, L. P. and G., rather less common than P. pralcnsis, but native liere also.

F. prateusis, L. G. and P., fairly common; certainly a native Park grass. ,

P. neiiioralis, L. P., casual, here and there in a newly-sown and enclosed piece of turf between the Serpentine and Rotten Row, and due south of the former. " Kensington Gardens. Morris, v. s." — Fl. of M. Glijceria aquatica, Sra. " Serpentine, 1813. Herb. Devonian Insti- tution, Exeter." — Fl. of M.

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