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Cove, Isle of Wi,ii;ht ; Sedum angliciim,, south side of Brixton Down, Isle of VViglit ; Chelidonium glaucium. Isle of Wight ; AU]i(ea officinalis, Kyde beach, Isle of Wight; Tauacctum vulgare, Saudown and Northcole, Isle of Wight; Matricaria PartheiilniJi.,'$i\G,(^,-^\\\\\, Isle of Wight ; Ophrijs spij-alis, Steephill ; Carex arenaria, sandy shore, north-east of Isle of Wight. In the list vve have also Chenopodinm Boims-Henricas, common ; Cruinhe maritima, western coast, — these are county plants, so the gene- ral reference may include Isle of Wight stations. There are two notes, one upon Crithiniim, the other upon Tamarix. The Bot. Guide refers Aspara[/ns officinalis. Freshwater, to Pulteney (the real Simon Pure, I presume). Dr. Bromfield gives the following: — Tamarix, Scilla, E. cinerea, E. Tetralix, Sedum, T. Chamredrys, Pi.sum, Lnthj/r/is, Cineraria ; and refers them to " Pulteney, Bot. Guide." 0. apifera he refers to " Pulteney," but Nartheciiim he refers to " Messrs. Garnier and Poulter." All the rest he apparently ignores, so far as the ' Hampshire Repository ' list is concerned ; he refers Asparafjus to " Pulteney, Bot. Guitle." This ana- lysis will, I trust, enable any possessor of the ' Flora Vecteusis ' to set the Pulteney question at rest.

Triticnm loliaccnm, Sm., is quoted on p. .599 from Fl. Vectiana, "Yarmouth, D. Turner;" it should be E. Forster, jun., teste VV. D. Snooke.

In my copy of the ' Flora Vectiana ' are some few localities written in pencil by a former possessor, one or two of which are of interest. The app-arauce of the writing leads me to the conjecture that they were made before the publication of the Fl. Vectensis : — " Verbena, near Brading ; Si/mphijlam officinale, Sandown ; Euphorbia exigua. Antirrhinum Elutine, tields by the roadside between Sandown and Shanklin ; Iris foetidissima, between Ryde and Shanklin ; Carduns Eriophorus, Anlhyllis, Clinopo- dium vuhjare, Origanum, Iris foetidissima. Euphorbia amggdaloides, be- tween Luccombe and Bonchurch ; Anthi/llis, Asplenium., Cgnoglossum., Chlora perfoliata, Steephill to St. Lawrence ; yl'tperula cipianchica, cliffs near St. Lawrence ; Marrubium. vuJgare, between St. Lawrence and Mira- bles ; Iris fmlidissima , near Mirables."

I can only, in conclusion, add again that I trust we shall soon see a new ' Flora Vectensis ;' and that, should a list of names of subscribers be called for, one may be made iqi sufficiently large to warrant any compe- tent botanist iu undertaking its preparation.


During the last week of May this year, when botanizing on the Ben- bidben range of limestone hills, in county Sligo, along with Professor This(!lton Dyer, wc pi(;ked up a few bits of Draha rapestris, on that part of the range known locally as King's Mountain, [t was growing 'along with Arenaria ciliata, Draba incana, and Saxifraya aizoides, but seemed to be very rare ; only two small plants were got of it.

This species has been recorded before as an Irish plant, being marked as such in i'rol'cssor Babington's ' Manual of British Botany,' 2nd edi- tion. At the time when publishing our ' Cyi)clc llibcrnica,' my colleague

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