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242 SHORT NOTES AND QUEUIES.

in another part of this wood are six more small trees or bushes, the largest of them from 15 to 20 ft. high; and in a thii'd spot are three or four from 5 to 7 ft. high.

Scleranthns annuiis, L. Quite a rare species around Plymouth. In a waste spot by the junction of two lanes, lying between the Saltash and Callington Eoad and the Moditon Mill and Pillaton Eoad, May, 1866, and again seen in 1870; on TrevoUard Green, May, 1871. These are the only stations at which I have ever seen it in East Cornwall ; and elsewhere, about Plymouth, I have found it in only three or four places.

Traf/opogou pratetisis, L. On taking the relative length of the florets and phyllaries as a means for distinguishing the forms of this from one another, I find that the Plymouth examples belong mostly to jB. minor. Pries, Syme ; but the form a. (jenninus, Syme, with florets about equal in length to the phyllaries, occurs on a bank by the footpath between Ply- mouth and Laira Bridge. It differs, however, from Babington's descrip- tion in having brown, not yellow, anthers. I have never met with the form y. gymuJiflorus, Syme,

Inula Ilelenium, L. Three small patches on a bank close to the lawn of Trevollard House, Cornwall ; very near are bushes of Berberis vulgaris, extending for eight or nine yards. Both this shrub and the Luda were doubtless originally introduced there.

Leouuras Cardiaca, L. Three plants on Trevollard Green, Cornwall, May, 1871.

Chenopodium Bonus- Ilenricus, L. A few patches of this denizen grow by a wall near the church at St. Stephen's-by-Saltash, Cornwall. The locality produces Malva rotundifolia, a plant rather rare about Plymouth, and confined, in a remarkable way, to situations about old farmho\ises or villaj^es.

Avena pubescens, L. Local and rare. In shallow soil on limestone rook, in waste spots between Hay Farm and Elburton, associated with Briza media, L.

Lastrea spijiulosa, Presl. In most places about some of the small tri- butaries of the Plvni, between Long Bridge and Bickleioh ; in boo-o-v spots in VVarleigh Wood, sparingly.

Ophioglossuia vulgatum, L. Many dozens of specimens in a damp spot in a small wood in the parish of Egg Buckland, April, 1871. Tolerably plentiful in peaty depressions in a pasture by Crownhill Down, June, 1871. In the same enclosure I noticed about a dozen specimens of Bo- trychium Liinaria,'^w.,—ii species almost certain to occur with the Ophio- glosswn. Both seem to grow more in old pastures that have had their surface disturbed at some distant date, than on the unenclosed and un- broken commons.

The places mentioned above are in Devon, unless the contrary is stated.

��SHOET NOTES AND QUERIES.

SisYiuNCHiuM Bermudiana, L. — There is a rumour (see ' Gar- deners' Chronicle,' 1871, pp. 901 and 937) that this Irish native (see Journ. of Bot. VIII. p. 253) has been recently collected in a wild state on the coast of Hampshire, near Christchurch. " The plant grows in one jinrt of a wood, within a radius of ten or fifteen yards, where it is

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