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SHORT NOTES AND QUERIES. 271

by the side of bog-oy grouiid near Lachford Bridge. There was plenty of the ordinary F. depressa. on the peaty ground below; but every plant wliich I examined from the bank, which was of a sandy soil, had the outer sepals strongly ciliated. Mr. Watson, on p. 488 of his Comp. of Cyb. Br., mentions the probability of its occurring, but I have not heard for certain if it has been noticed before. The other plant is the Alsine laxa, Jord. (variety of Ahlue tenidfoUa), I found it abundautly in the neigh- bourhood of Icklingham, Mildenhall, and Herringswell. It differs chiefly from A. tniuifolia proper, by the longer capsule, aud also by having a few glandular hairs on the calyx. — J. F. Duthie.

��JuNcus supiNUS, var. Kochit, Syme, E. B.; J. nigritellus, Koch, noil D. Dun). — I gathered a few specimeus of this plant on a single spot near Highbeech, Essex, on the 2n(l of August. Its characters clearly correspond with the description given in E. B. under var. y, viz. stamens 6; filaments twice as long as the anthers; capsule impressed at the apex. I have carefully searched other parts of Epping Forest, but I have not as yet succeeded in finding another locality for it. Considering, however, what a very variable plant /. sujuuus is, this variety has probably been often overlooked. — J. F. Duthie.

��Middlesex Plants. — A speciuien of Barbaj-ea sfricta, Fr., commu- nicated to me by Mr. Baker, enables me to identify with it a plant in my herbarium., collected at Chase Bridge, between Twickenham and Houns- low. The large terminal and almost evanescent lateral segments of the leaves are a striking character. Dr. Boswcll Syme appears to be in error in describing the colour of the flowers as paler than ni B. vitlgaris. Mr. Baker correctly describes it as orange-yellow and deeper. The loca- lities given in the 'Flora of Middlesex' for Lctthijms Nmolut, L., are almost all somewhat antiquated; Mr. A. W. Bennett, however, informs me that he has seen lately numerous specimens froui the neighbourhood of Mill Hill.— W. Thiselton Dver.

There is in the Kew herbarium a specimen of Henilarla glabra, L., from Dr. Burchell's herbarium, to which the following label is attached: — " Herriinrin glabra, Fl. B. Ex horto proprio, eveuit ex humo ab Ealing Common, 21.6.17." — James Britten.

I found the plant I now seiul — Bupleurum rotnndlfolinm — in the allotment ground between Hanwell and Ealing. It is very luxuriant. —

E. C. WlllTK.

Tr'ujondla ornithnpoflioitJes, De Cand. — I found this species, ten or twelve plants, by the wayside near the thirteenth milestone on the Uxbridge road; nearly opposite Hillingdon Place Lodge, in Middlesex. I see by the 'Flora of Middlesex' (p. 78) that it has not been recorded in the county since about 1805, and is bracketed as "very probably or cer- tainly extinct." — J. L. Warren. ' • Mr. Warren kindly accompanied me to the spot above mentioned. The Trigoiiella gro.vs in company with T. minus and abundance of typical Sar/ina ciliata along the roadside. In the immediate neighbourhood (in District I. of ' Flora of Middlesex') Professor Areschoug, of Lund, who was wilh us, noticed the following liabl: — E. Lindleiaiiiis, Ni'Cs; R. leu-

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