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A SUPPLEMENT TO THE * FLORA VECTENSIS.' 73

In drawing up the following list, I gladly acknowledge the great assistance which I have, on many occasions, received from my friends Messrs. Babington, Boswell Syme, Watson, Baker, and others, who, in cases where I have felt any doubt, have continually given me the advan- tage of their opinion.

^Tlie late Mr. A. J. Hambrough, of Steephill, Mr. F. Stratton, Mr. J. Pristo, and others of my friends have supplied a large number of loca- lities. Mr. Stratton has also extracted from a copy of the ' Flora Vec- tensis ' some memoranda left by the former owner, the late Major H, Smith, whose observations-, however, must be received with some degree of reserve. Dr. G. R. Tate has kindly placed at my disposal a series of notes made during his stay at Freshwater, from 1865 to 1868, antl Mr. J. G. Baker has favoured me with his observations on Yectensian lioscs and R/ibi, made in 1868.

A few of the following plants are included in a " Catalogue of the Plants of the Isle of Wight," published by me in the 'Annual lleport for 1859 of the Isle of Wight Pliilosophical Society,' and intended to serve as an index to tlu^ herbarium of Dr. Bromfield, which is preserved at Ryde, in the rooms of the Society. Some of the localities and plants have also been noticed by myself in the botanical portion of the Appendix to ' A New Guide to the" Isle of Wight,' by the Rev. E. Venables (1860), or from year to year in the ' Phytologist,' the 'Reports of the Botanical Exchange Club,' or the ' Journal of Botany,' but many, especially of the critical forms, have not yet been recorded.

It is to be remembered that the localities here given do not pretend to show the complete range in the Isle of Wight of any of the plants, but are strictly supplementary to those given l)y Dr. Bromfield in his ' Flora Vectensis * (1856), and in his "Catalogue of the Plants growing wild in Hampshire," published in the 'Phytologist,' o.s. vol. iii. and iv. (ISi?- 1851).

The marks of naturalization are used, as I have employed them else- where, the single dagger f for cases of slight suspicion, for plants which now appear native, but were possibly introduced. The doid)le dagger J for plants probably introduced, including nearly all the regular colonists or cornfield weeds, which spring up, year after year, in cultivated land. The asterisk * is used for plants certainly introduced. Within the brackets [] are included plants which are nowhere permanently esta- blished, but occur occasionally as escapes from cultivation, or by some other accident, without being self-supporting, also numerous species which have been evidently planted, and have scarcely yet strayed beyond the limits of gardens, houses, or intentional cultivation, and the extinct plants. The mark ! is employed in a few cases where I have examined a dried speci- men, though I have not gathered the plant. '

[^ThaUclriimJIavum, L. Probably extinct; I could not find it in 1863, and Mr. F. Stratton has also searched unsuccessfully at Wootton Creek. "Formerly in Lee Meadows, E. M." (Major Smith.)]

XAJouis aiiiiimnalis, L. "Fields at Wroxall and Lowcombe " (Major Smith). Flowers in July and August, hardly so early as May. Abundant in the upper cornfields above Steephill and St. Lawrence ; appears well established as a weed among the crops.

Rammcnlits tricJiopht/Ilns, Chaix. Pond in a meadow nearly opposite the end of the " Spencer Koad," Ryde (1856), also in the pool south of

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