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JOTTINGS FROJf NA TURE.

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JOTTINGS FROJf NA TURE. Decsember 25. Although text-books inform us that the rock hutchinsea—a small, rare but locally common plant, whose characteristic haunts are the grey limestone hills-flowers for a few weeks in the spring, it does not adequa- tely describe the period during which it is possible to find the delicate white flowers of the species on the Great Orme. The clustered rosettes of small, glabrous, pin- nate leaves have for two months or so lent additional splashes of colour to the fissures and holes in the rocks, but to-day the minute sepals of a few of the plants have retracted and the insignificant petals are disclosed. Favourable local conditions protract the flowering season of the dwarf hutchinsea from December to May. We are often assured, particularly by those of a poetical turn of mind, that Nature in winter is a sealed book, that -a death-like slumber, ag- gravated as the days shorten, gradually de- orives it of its power, and that this state of coma is steadily overcome as the days lengthen in the new year. But what abun- dant evidence we have that such an assump. tion is fallacious, for the flush of life, though it is controlled by weather influences, never falls into abeyance all we can say is that its force is extenuated during the colder months.

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THE DYING YEAR.