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- John Keble's Parishes - 30/32 -


by Pot Kiln.

LESSER T. (L. minor).--Hursley.

SPEEDWELL (Veronica hederifolia).--Hursley, Ampfield. (V. polita). (V. Buxbaumii).--In fallow fields all the winter and spring. (V. arvensis). (V. officinalis).--Cranbury.

BIRD'S EYE (V. Chamvdrys).--Exquisite blue along the hedges on the chalk and clay. (V. montana).--Ampfield. (V. scutellata).

BROOKLIME (V. Beccabunga).--Esteemed a sovereign remedy for an old woman's bad leg. (V. Anagallis).--Less common, but both frequent the river and the marshes.

EYEBRIGHT (Euphrasia officinalis).--Downs and heaths.

RED EYEBRIGHT (Bartsia Odontites).--woods.

RED RATTLE (Pedicularis palustris).--Itchen meadows. (P. sylvatica).--Otterbourne Hill.

YELLOW RATTLE (Rhinanthus Crista-galli).--Itchen meadows.

YELLOW COW-WHEAT (Melampyrum pratense).--Otterbourne Park.

TOOTHWORT (Lathraea squamaria).--South Lynch Wood.

BROOMRAPE (Orobanche repens).--Mallibar roadway. (O. elatior).--Sparrow Grove. (O. minor).--Clover-fields, Otterbourne. Wonderful brown parasites, all three.

VERVEIN (Verbena officinalis).--Road-sides.

GIPSYWORT (Lycopus europaerus).--Dell Copse and all bogs.

HORSE MINT (Mentha sylvestris). (M. hirsuta). (M. sativa). (M. arvensis).

THYME (Thymus Serpyllum).--On many a bank does the wild thyme grow, with its perfume delicious.

MARJORAM (Origanum vulgare).--Banks of Winchester Road.

MONKEY FLOWER (Mimulus Luteus)--Bank of Itchen Canal, where it has spread considerably, though probably a stray.

BASIL THYME (Calamintha vulgaris).--Stubble-fields show this lovely little blue flower with a white crescent on the lip. (C. menthifolia).--Merdon Castle.

BASIL (C. Clinopodium).--Itchen.

CAT MINT (Nepeta Cataria).--Hedge towards Stoneham.

GROUND IVY (N. Glechoma).--Everywhere in woods.

PLANTAIN TRIBE

KNOCKHEADS (Plantago major).

LESSER PLANTAIN (P. media). (P. lanceolata).

STAGSHORN (P. Coronopus).--Otterbourne Hill.

GOOD KING HENRY (Chenopodium Bonus-Henricus).

GOOSEFOOT (C. album). (C. urbicum).

DOCK (Rumex sanguineus). (R. obtusfolius). (R. pratensis).

WATER DOCK (R. Hydrolapathum).--Fit table-cloth for the butterfly's table.

SORREL (R. Acetosa).

LESSER SORREL (R. Acetosella).--Elegant and slender, making red clouds all over Cranbury.

BUCKWHEAT (Polygonum fagopyrum).--For several seasons in a meadow by Brooklyn. Now vanished.

KNOTGRASS (P. Convolvulus).

BLACK BINDWEED (P. aviculare).

WATER PEPPER (P. Hydropiper).

PERSICARIA (P. Persicaria). (P. dumetorum).--Ampfield.

BASTARD TOADFLAX (Thesium linophyllum).--Crab Wood.

SUN SPURGE (Euphorbia Helioscopia).--Corn-fields.

WOOD S. (E. amygdaloides).--Cranbury and Otterbourne Park.

SMALL S. (E. Peplus). (E. exigua).

DOG'S MERCURY (Mercurialis perennis).--First to clothe the banks with fresh vernal green.

NETTLE (Urtica dioica).

SMALL NETTLE (U. nana).

HOD (Humulus Lupulus).--If not native, it has taken well to the hedges, and clothes them with graceful wreaths.

ELM (Ulmus campestris)--Largest of spreading trees.

OAK (Quercus Robur).--Acorns differ on many trees. Five varieties of Cynips produce different oak-apples. Oak is still worn on the 29th of May, and it is called Shik-shak Day. Why?

BEECH (Fagus sylvatica).--Beautiful at Ampfield and South Lynch, and permitting only a select few plants to grow under its shade.

HAZEL (Corylus Avellana).

ALDER (Alnus glutinosa).

BIRCH (Betula alba).--Silver-leaved and white-barked, making fairy groves.

ASPEN (Populus tremula).--Aps, the people call it. The catkins are like caterpillars.

WILLOW or WITHY (Salix Caprea).--Our yellow goslings in spring, as they shoot from their silver rabbit-tail catkins, and our palms on Palm Sunday, though it is unlucky to bring one home earlier. (S. triandra).--Near the old church, Otterbourne. (S. rubra).

ROUND-LEAVED W. (S. aurita).

SALLOW W. (S. cinerea).

WHITE W. (S. alba). (S. fragilis).

DWARF W. (S. repens).--Bogs towards Baddesley.

OSIER W. (S. viminalis).--Ampfield.

JUNIPER (Juniperus communis).--Above Standon on Down.

YEW (Taxus baccata).--Scattered in hedges, or singly all over the chalk district.

REEDMACE (Typha latifolia).--Itchen. Noble plant, commonly, but incorrectly, called bulrush.

BUR-REED (Sparganium ramosum).--With fertile flowers like prickly balls.

LORDS-AND-LADIES or CUCKOO-PINT (Arum maculatum).--Showing their heads under every hedge. The lords have a red column, the ladies a white.

DUCKWEED (Lemna trisulca).

GREAT WATER PLANTAIN (Alisma Plantago).--Stately ornament of bogs.

THE LILY TRIBE

GARLIC (Allium ursinum).--On road to Baddesley.

CROW G. (A. vineale).--Chalk ridges, if not destroyed by waterworks.

FLAG (Iris pseudacorus).--Itchen banks.

STINKING F. (I. faetidissima).--Not common, but in two copses, one at Cranbury and the other on the north of King's Lane.

DAFFODIL (Narcissus Pseudonarcissus).--Dell Copse, which it covers with the glory of the "dancing daffodil"; also plantation near Romsey Road.

BLACK BRYONY (Tamus communis).--Wreaths of shiny leaves.

SOLOMON'S SEAL (Polygonatum multiflorum).--Cranbury Wood.

BUTCHER'S BROOM (Ruscus aculeatus).--Otterbourne Hill.


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