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HIEROCHLOE borealis. In a narrow mountain valley, called Kella.

Fl. Scot.

MELICA nutans.

Rocks on the Clova Mountains. Acc.

Pos aquatica. Forfar Loch.

W. Stables, sp.

maritima. Shore near Montrose; by the Tay, westward of Dundee. Acc.

distans. Sea-shore near Montrose.


alpina. By the sides of the rivers Esk and Isla, in the low parts of the county. Acc. Corbie Craig, near the river Esk, five miles from Forfar. Eng. Fl. Den of Airly; north and west sides of Canlochan Glen. North. Fl.

FESTUCA rubra. Sea-shore near North Water Bridge. Acc. + BROMUS Secalinus.


AVENA strigosa.

Low parts of the county.


Fields. Fl. Scot.



Low parts of the county.

Low parts of the county.

alpina. Rocks on the summits of the highest mountains of Clova. Acc. Glen Fee. North. Fl.

•pubescens. Low parts of the county. Acc.

ELYMUS arenarius. Near North Water Bridge.


HORDEUM maritimum. In Scotland, it has only been found in Angusshire. Br. Fl.

? TRITICUM cristatum. Barry sands. (From the late Mr. Don.) Winch, sp. Sea-side between Arbroath and Montrose. Fl. Scot. (Dr. Murray omits this; and probably the specimens formerly found had been carried in ballast, or by the waves of the sea.)

・junceum. Sea-shore. Acc.

loliaceum. Sea-coast. Fl. Scot.

LOLIUM arvense. Low parts of the county.


temulentum. Low parts of the county. Acc.


RADIOLA millegrana. Moor of Benholm.

VICIA lutea. Mearnshire. Eng. Fl.

North. Fl.

CIRCEA alpina. At Drumlochty, and in various woods; Deeside at Upper Banchory. North. Fl.

ERYTHREA littoralis. Gathered near Aberdeen, on the sea-coast, in the parish of Nigg. North. Fl.

LITHOSPERMUM maritimum. Bay of Nigg; on the beach at Stonehaven, and a little to the southward; also in various places to the north of Stonehaven, usually among stones, but occasionally in sand; abundant and magnificent on the sandy edge of a bay immediately to the north of Garron Point;

near Johnshaven; at St. Cyrus; between Bervie Water and the village; Portlethen. North. Fl.

*ANCHUSA Sempervirens. Near Stonehaven. North. Fl.

LYCOPUS europœus.

North. Fl. GLAUX maritima.

At the Loch of Leys, near Upper Banchory.

St. Cyrus; Gourdon.

North. Fl.

North. F.

PLANTAGO maritima. Coast of Kincardine. North. Fl.
SALICORNIA herbacea. At Brotherton. North. Fl.
RUPPIA maritima. In the neighbourhood of Bervie.
ERIOPHORUM vaginatum. Nigg; Upper Banchory. North. Fl.
SCIRPUS maritimus. Gourdon in the Mearns.
ELEOCHARIS multicaulis. Nigg. North. Fl.

North. Fl.

BLISMUS rufus. Abundant in many parts of the Kincardineshire coast, especially between Stonehaven and Muchals; Brotherton; near Portlethen. North. Fl.

? Carex Davalliana. Subalpine bogs, Mearnshire. (Prof. J. Beattie.) Fl. Scot.

fulva. Very common in Mearnshire. Eng. Fl.

PHLEUM arenarium. St. Cyrus.

North. Fl.

FESTUCA rubra. Kincardineshire coast. North. Fl.

* BROMUS secalinus.

North. Fl.

ELYMUS arenarius.

Frequent among wheat in Kincardineshire. St. Cyrus. North. Fl.


We have hitherto been almost destitute of any account of the botany of Northern Scotland, except a few localities of its rarer plants near the western coast, in Sutherland and in Orkney. This great desideratum in British botany is about to be supplied by Dr. Murray; the first part of whose "Northern Flora" has already appeared, and I trust it will speedily be followed by the other two parts which are promised. It has been a subject of regret that we should have been simultaneously engaged in reporting localities for a portion of our island, in regard to which so little has heen hitherto published. Had the materials of either of us been sufficiently arranged, they would have furnished considerable assistance to the other; but the loss to this work is the greater, Dr. Murray treating of the facts under his own eye, and being aided by several botanists at once liberal and accurate in their communications. There is, however, one important difference between the two works, even in the very matters in which they approach nearest to each other. The localities particularly sought by Dr. Murray, of course, are referrible to those species which are rare within his own tract, while the localities named in this work are for species rare with respect to Britain at large, though many of them are abundantly

common in the North of Scotland.

Several of the localities are given from my own personal observation; and I have experienced consider.. able difficulty here, as well as in other parts of Britain, from being unavoidably ignorant of the local names of hills, streams, &c., which might have facilitated others' search of the plants. As a good deal of attention was also paid to the altitude at which the species were found, some explanations on both these points may be useful. Invercauld Castle, in Braemar, is said to be 1070 feet above the sea-level. The bed of the Dee is a few feet lower, and Castleton a few feet higher. All the plants mentioned to grow about the latter may be considered as at least 350 yards above the sea, and, generally speaking, below 500 yards. "Braemar Moors" will intend the low moory hills round Castleton, and the plants may be said to grow between 500 and 700 yards of elevation. "Mountains above Loch Callater" will indicate the rocky heights which form the boundaries of Forfar and Aberdeen shires, southward of the loch. They extend from 700 to 900 yards, or upwards. "Avon Hills" will signify the south or south-eastern declivities of Ben-na-muick-dhu, Ben-na- Buird, and other parts of the lofty range extending south and east from Cairngorm, and lying several miles north of Castleton. The altitudes are from 800 to 1400 yards.

Mr. Dickie, of Cherry Vale, was kind enough to send me a list of plants, observed within thirteen or fourteen miles of Aberdeen. These are distinguished as species "near Aberdeen." Some of them may belong exclusively to Kincardineshire; but, if so, I have not the means of distinguishing such; and it is by no means improbable that some of the localities taken from the Northern Flora may be thus misplaced.


Dickie, cat. -Catalogue of Plants observed within Fourteen Miles of Aberdeen. Communicated in April, 1836.


minus. - majus.

TROLLIUS europæus.
Dickie, cat..

H. W.

Fl. Scot.

Avon Hills.
Links of Rattrey.
Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.
About Castleton. H. W.

Near Aberdeen.

CORYDALIS claviculata. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

CAKILE maritima. East coast from Aberdeen to Fraserburgh. Fl. Scot. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

COCHLEARIA officinalis. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat. Avon Hills

H. W. sp.

danica. Sands at Peterhead.


Fl. Scot.

Loch-na-Garr. Eng. Fl.

LEPIDIUM Smithii. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

TEESDALIA nudicaulis.

at Peterhead.

Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat. Sandy hills
Fl. Scot.

*KONIGA maritima. Near Aberdeen. Eng. Fl.
Rocks on the summit of Cairngorm.
Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

DRABA rupestris.

SUBULARIA aquatica.

Fl. Scot. Loch Callater.

Hooker, sp.

Vahlii grows.


In the small lake under the rocks where Carex
H. W. sp.

Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

ARABIS petræa. Avon Hills; and brought down, by streams, to the moors under Ben-na-Buird. H. W. sp. Banks of the Dee. Fl. Scot.

NASTURTIUM Sylvestre. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

VIOLA lutea. Greystone, in Alford, but in small quantity; much more abundant in Towie and Glenbucket; on Deeside, in the vicinity of Pananick; Glenmuick; and all the way between Abergaldy and Castleton. North. Fl. Castleton,

and Braemar Moors. H. W.

DROSERA anglica. Near the base of Ben-na-muick-dhu, ascending

from Castleton.

SILENE nutans.

H. W. sp.

Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

maritima. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.
acaulis. Avon Hills. H. W. sp.

SAGINA maritima. At Aberdeen, on the Old Town Links, between the brickwork and the sea; New Pier; Inch; between Craiglug and the sea, on the south side of the river; rocks at Buchanness; Ythan mouth, and coast of Buchan.

SPERGULA subulata. Near Aberdeen.

Dickie, cat.


SPELLARIA cerastoides. Ben-na-Buird. W. Brands, sp. On the rocks
near the summit of the hill, and above a small lake.
CERASTIUM tetrandrum. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.
Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.


latifolium. Loch More.

Ben Avon, cleft in a rock on the south side of
M. Barry, sp.

RADIOLA millegrana. Near Aberdeen, in the vicinity of the coast, oc-
casionally all the way from the Cove to Belhelvie; also near
Park Inn, upon Deeside; in the neighbourhood of Loch
Auchlossan, Lumphanan; at Aberdeen, on the Links;
Heugh of Crimond, and not uncommon in the district of
Buchan. North. Fl.

GERANIUM sylvaticum. Near Aberdeen.

Braemar Moors; Avon Hills.

phæum. Near Aberdeen.

Dickie, cat.
H. W. sp.

Castleton ;

Dickie, cat.

Dickie, cat.

sanguineum. Near Aberdeen.

VICIA angustifolia. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

lathyroides. Near Aberdeen.

ASTRAGALUS hypoglottis. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

St. Fergus. Fl. Scot.

Dickie, cat.

Links of

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COMARUM palustre.

Braemar Moors, and Avon Hills. H. W. BenG. Gordon, mss.

Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

POTENTILLA alpestris.

In a fir-wood above the Castle at Castleton
H. W. sp.

and the mountains above Loch Callater.

SIBBALDIA procumbens. Mountains above Loch Callater; Avon Hills.

H. W. ALCHEMILLA alpina. At Aberdeen, both above and below the Bridge of Dee, and occasionally in small quantity upon the Inch; Deeside above Charlestown, Lochmuick; Loch-na-Garr; and abounding in the Alpine tract adjacent to the highest parts of Dee; Gairnside; Inch More, near the source of the Don; and on the moors adjacent to that river, as low as Candacraig. North. Fl. Braemar Moors, and Avon Hills. H. W. sp.

ROSA spinosissima. Near Aberdeen.

Dickie, cat.
H. W.

Near Castleton,

Fl. Scot.

on the ascent to Ben-na-Buird.
rubella. Banks of the Dee about Abergeldy.

tomentosa (mollis E. B. 2459.). Banks of the Dee. Fl. Scot.

EPILOBIUM alpinum. Avon Hills. H. W.

CIRCEA alpina. Den of Rubislaw, near Aberdeen; occasionally on the banks of the Dee and Don; woods near Castleton; stony places by the side of Loch-Lee; Donside, at Glenkindy. North. Fl.

SEDUM villosum.

RIBES petræum.

SAXIFRAGA nivalis.

Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat. and sp.
Strathdon. North. Fl.

Mountains above Loch Callater.

H. W. sp.

stellaris. Castleton; Avon Hills; Mountains above Loch

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FONICULUM vulgare. Near Aberdeen.

CARUM Carui. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.

LIGUSTICUM scoticum. Near Aberdeen.

Dickie, cat.

Dickie, cat.

MEUM Athamanticum. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat. On a green

bank, nearly opposite the front of Invercauld House, by the road-side between Castleton and the bridge over the Dee, below the village. H. W. sp.

HELOSCIADIUM repens. Side of the Fergus above the bridge of Ennis.
Br. Fl.

ANTHRISCUS Cerefolium. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.
MYRRHIS odorata, Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.
CORIANDRUM sativum. Near Aberdeen. Dickie, cat.
CORNUS Suecica. Avon Hills. H. W. sp.

Loch-na-Garr, in the de

scent towards Invercauld; Glenbucket, near the Manse, and, perhaps, not further down than this in Aberdeenshire; hills about Glen Callader. North. Fl.

LINNEA borealis. First found in an old fir wood at Inglismaldie, on

the borders of Mearnshire, in 1792.
seven miles from Aberdeen. Br. Fl.

Eng. Fl. Kingcusie,

Crebston, five miles

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