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Page 139:-

IT is not here intended to attempt a systematic arrangement of the botany of the district, nor even an enumeration of all the rare plants that may be met with, in a region possessing such variety of soil and situation - but merely, a brief notice of some of those which not unfrequently present themselves to the observation of the tourist, without going far out of his way to seek them.
In shallow parts of Lakes, where the bottom is of peat, the Bull-rush and Common Reed, Scirpus lacustris and Arundo Phragmitis,[1] rear their heads on high above the water; the leaves and flowers of the White, and Yellow, Water-Lily, Nymphaea alba and Nuphar lutea, float upon the surface; and the bottom is rendered verdant by a commixture of Lobelia Dortmanna, Littorella lacustris, and Isoetes lacustris. The Lobelia spreads a tuft of radical leaves upon the bottom, and in July shoots up its spike of delicate pale flowers above the water; the Littorella puts forth its long and slender stamina most freely, when in a dry
[] The Arnudo Phragmitis (sic), said by authors to blossom in July, does not blow here before the latter end of September.
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