The Life and Work of George Don

The Life and Work of George Don

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...specimens agree with the figure in the title-page of "Flora Scotica "; but in general they are much stronger, and seem, in my opinion, to run into the R. flammula. 115. Ranunculus lingua, Eng. Bot., t.100; Fl. Dan., t. 755! Found in the Moss of Restennet, and by the side of the lakes of Rescobie and Turin, plentifully; also in a slow-running rivulet called Lemly, in such abundance as to impede the current; and other places in Angusshire. It has been observed in Strathearn, by Mr. R. S. Miller, Dupplin House. My specimens were gathered by the side of Duddingston Loch near Edinburgh. First record for Perthshire.--G. C. D. 116. Brassica rapa, Mart., Fl. Rust., t. 49, 50. Brassica napus, Lightf., Fl. Scot., p. 359. The specimens of this plant were gathered from the Castle rock of Edinburgh, the habitat mentioned by Lightfoot for B. napus. 117. Geranium sanguineum, Eng. Bot., t. 272! Found on rocks and dry banks in Scotland, not unfrequent. My specimens were gathered near Burntisland, Fifeshire. 118. Matricaria chamomilla, Curt., Fl. Lond., fasc. 5, t. 63; Mart., Fl. Rust., t. 74! I have observed this plant as a common weed in nurseries and gardens near London, particularly on the Surrey side. My specimens were gathered near Edinburgh, in cultivated fields, but it may be considered as of rare occurrence in Scotland. I have seen a plant in Fifeshire nearly twice the size of this, the radii always reflexed, the segments of the leaves much broader, and the smell very fragrant. May this be the Matricaria suaveolens of English authors? 119. Satyrium viride, Eng. Bot., t. 94; Fl. Dan., t. 77. I have observed this plant not unfrequently in various parts of Scotland. As in pastures at Lower near Forfar; also on the top of a hill, in a marsh...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963989
  • 9781236963987