A Flora of Shetland: Comprehending a List of the Flowering and Cryptogamic Plants of the Shetland Islands, with Remarks on Their Topography, Geology, and Climate ...

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G. Clark, 1845 - Botany - 67 pages
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Page i - A Flora of Shetland ; comprehending a list of the Flowering and Cryptogamic Plants of the Shetland Islands, with Remarks on their Topography, Geology, and Climate, &c., &c., fcap.
Page 39 - ... and by the sepals being rounded and obtuse. Notwithstanding these differences it may be only a variety of A. rosea, but the limits of species in this genus are very difficult to determine. Plentiful on stony beaches at Baltasound, Unst, and probably elsewhere. Fruit (not quite mature) end of September.
Page 35 - Earth bark") is used as a substitute for oak bark in tanning, for which purpose its intense astringency well fits it.
Page 8 - One of the palea being obselete, would seem to warrant the removal of this plant from this genus, as is done by Schrader, yet the habit is completely that of Agrostis.
Page 7 - Annul" arenaria is frequent in that state— these conditions are reversed in Shetland, for it is by no means often that specimens of the latter can be.procured in flower. Triticum repens, " Whigga" By far too frequent everywhere.
Page 39 - I have, after much hesitation, ventured to raise to the rank of a species. I call it Atriplex glabriuscula. Stems very long (sometimes...
Page xxiv - It will thus be apparent that the plants prevalent on these two grand divisions of rocks are very different. In enumerating the characteristic plants of each...
Page 28 - Except one specimen in Sir WJ Hooker's Herbarium, from Iceland, I have seen none which precisely agrees with the Shetland plant.
Page 9 - I gathered about eight specimens of this rare plant (not elsewhere found in Scotland) near the middle of the island of...
Page 32 - Macnab in 1837. I possess specimens from him, but have searched the station in vain myself. It also occurs in Hoy hill, Orkney.

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