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Polygonum Dumetorum NOVEMBER 1841 - John Stuart Mill, The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume XXXI - Miscellaneous Writings 
The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume XXXI - Miscellaneous Writings, ed. John M. Robson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1989).
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Phytologist, I (Nov. 1841), 91. No. 58 in Art. XXXIII, “Varieties.” Signed “J.S. Mill; Kensington, October 3, 1841.” Not republished. For the identification in Mill’s bibliography, see “Rare Plants in West Surrey” above.
polygonum dumetorum grows copiously in the hedges on more than one part of the road from the Woking-Common station to Guildford.*
[* ]This is one of those odd plants which we can never expect to find in the same spot two years in succession. At least such is the case so far as we are taught by our observation of its habits in the neighbourhood of Reigate. Previously to the year 1836, when we had the good fortune to detect it, Polygonum dumetorum was not known as a Reigate plant; in the following year it was found in one or two other stations; from one at least of these it has entirely disappeared, but to make amends has sprung up in the greatest abundance in a locality some miles from either of those previously occupied by it. We are always glad to record the stations of such plants, wherever they may choose temporarily to take up their residence. [Note by the editor of the Phytologist.]