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The following text has been transcribed as carefully as possible. In places there are missing commas between items in a list; the spelling must have been a problem for both compositor and proof reader of the original book.
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flowers, mosses and ferns

  Windermere area
The banks of Windermere afford many objects of interest to the lover of British wild flowers; so numerous and various, indeed, are the more or less rare plants to be found in the lake itself,- in the mountain tarns, streams, woods and bogs, and on the fells and heath, that it is difficult to give a satisfactory account of them in the space of a short chapter. A general description of the Flora of the district may, however, be of some use to the tourist who, in passing through the country, wishes to secure anything which may be worthy of a place in his herbarium or garden. The writer proposes to enumerate the least common plants which have been found within about three miles of the lake, occasionally not icing objects of peculiar interest which are found at a greater distance.
Of the order Ranunculaceae, Thalictrum flavum is not uncommon about the margin of the lake; T. minus is also found; the beautiful globe-flower Trollius europoeus is abundant in various situations; Helleborus virdis occurs in two situations near Windermere terminus, and H. foetidus grows near the
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