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Rarer Plants of the Isle of Wight 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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Rarer Plants of the Isle of Wight
Phytologist, I (Nov. 1841), 91-2. No. 59 in Art. XXXIII, “Varieties.” Signed “J.S. Mill.” Not republished. For the identification in Mill’s bibliography, see “Rare Plants in West Surrey” above.
i observed the following less common plants in the Isle of Wight, during a week’s tour in July, some years ago.1
Matthiola, (no doubt) incana, or Cheiranthus incanus, in inaccessible places on Compton Cliffs, Freshwater Bay. The same plant grows most abundantly in places overhanging the sea on the promontory of Posilipo, and other similar situations near Naples, where it flowers copiously in February, and little children collect bouquets of the plant at great apparent risk, to sell to passers by.
SALT MARSHES NEAR YARMOUTH
IN A MARITIME BOG AT EASTON, NEAR FRESHWATER
Poa bulbosa. Alum Bay.
Mentha rotundifolia. This plant, so common on the continent, but comparatively so unfrequent in England, grows on the Undercliff, in a maritime situation, near Puckaster Cove.
Lathyrus sylvestris and Rubia peregrina. Common in hedges on the Undercliff. The former grows in profusion on the landslip near Bonchurch.
Iris foetidissima. As common on the Undercliff, and (if I recollect right) in other parts of the island as in Devonshire.
Inula Helenium. By the side of a lane between Yarmouth and Freshwater Bay, but sparingly.
PLANTS COLLECTED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS ON THE COAST OF HAMPSHIRE, OPPOSITE TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Atriplex portulacoides. Abundant in salt marshes at Lymington.
Bartsia viscosa and Fumaria capreolata. Roadside between Lymington and Exbury.
Euphorbia stricta. Cornfields near Beaulieu river.
Campanula hederacea. New Forest, near Ashurst Lodge.
Parnassia palustris, Drosera longifolia and Myrica Gale. In various parts of the Forest.
[1 ]For Mill’s journal of the walking tour in 1832 during which he recorded some of these stations, see CW, Vol. XXVII, pp. 557-611.