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The Flowering of Spring Plants *

Naturevolume 13pages249250 (1876) | Download Citation



DURING the past twenty years the Scottish Meteorological Society has been collecting data relative to the budding, leafing, flowering, and defoliation of trees and plants, and to the migrations of birds in connection with the periodical return of the seasons, and it was proposed some time ago to discuss the material which has been accumulated. As preliminary, however, to this very difficult line of inquiry, it was resolved to discuss in the first place the observations which have been made by Mr. McNab on the flowering of spring plants in the open air in the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden during the past twenty-six years, and which have been published in the Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh. These observations have been made by the same observer on the same plants, growing in the same situations, during the whole of the twenty-six years.


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