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1904. Excerpt: ... city, which is being levelled up with the refuse
from shops, streets, railway stations, stables, demolished
buildings, etc. Grasses and Crucifers are its main features. No. 5
lies within the Leith Dock gates, is about a mile long, and varying
from a few yards to one-third of a mile broad. It consists of
ground which has been reclaimed from the sea during recent years,
and which is lying waste and vacant, while it is being levelled up
to prepare it for the buildings, timber stacks, and railway lines
which will cover it when the new Imperial Dock is opened for trade.
All the refuse from roads, quays, ships, railway waggons, etc.,
within the Dock gates, and perhaps a good deal from without, has
for years been emptied into the hollows of this large area, and the
number of alien plants which have sprung up in it is enormous. All
those in the list, with the exception of about a score, were
gathered here. Crucifers, Grasses, and plants of the Pea-flower
family were the most prominent and plentiful, Sisymbrium
altissimum, L. (S. Pannonicum, Jacq.), S. Irio, L., Erysimum
cheiranthoides, L., Melilotus indica, All., and Matricaria
discoidea, DC, being very abundant. The numbers, 1 to 5, attached
to the species indicate the localities (mentioned above) in which
they occur, and their relative abundance is expressed, as suggested
by Professor Trail, by the Greek letters thus: a = once found; /8 =
twice or thrice, but rare; 7 = neither rare nor frequent; 8 =
frequent; e = abundant. The sign + indicates that there is a shadow
(only) of doubt as to the plant's identity, owing to the specimen
being immature, over-mature, starved, or without fruit.
RANUNCULACE.E. Ranunculus arvensis, . 5, (3. Ranunculus
parviflorus, L. 5, a. R. muricatus, . 5, /3. R. sceleratus, ...
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