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Faversham Plants OCTOBER 1858 - 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, n.s. II (Oct. 1858), 597-8. Entitled “Extracts from Correspondence,” part of “Botanical Notes, Notices, and Queries,” which serves as running title. Signed “Very truly yours, J.S.M.,” dated “August 11, 1858.” Not republished. For the identification in Mill’s bibliography, see “Observations on Isatis Tinctoria and Other Plants” above.
. . . i have made my projected excursion to Faversham, and have been rewarded by finding Peucedanum in the very place mentioned in Smith’s English Flora,1 a very little way out of the town, on the east bank of the river or creek which descends from it to the sea. It is so abundant as to be in no danger of extirpation, and, as you have never been there, it is worth while going to see it. The other plants I found in that neighbourhood are Calamintha Nepeta, almost as profusely as you have described your having found it in Essex;2Verbascum Lychnitis on a wall, and Hippuris vulgaris. I next went to the Isle of Sheppey, where I enriched myself with Inula crithmoides, a plant I never before saw growing. I saw also Spartina stricta, and I should like to consult you on an erect Chenopodiaceous plant. I cannot even tell if it is an Atriplex or a Chenopodium. The enlarged calyx has not yet appeared, but perhaps it is not sufficiently advanced, though it sheds small, flat, dark-coloured seeds in abundance. When passing Strood, I went down to the old place by the river and found Lepturus, which I never happened to find in England before. The place is sadly cut up, not only by the railway, but still worse by brickmaking: however, there is still abundance of all the plants that used to be there—even Glaux maritima—except Juncus maritimus, which I did not see. I shall be happy to send you specimens of Peucedanum or Inula.
[1 ]Smith, English Flora, Vol. II, p. 100.
[2 ]Irvine, “Calamintha Nepeta, Clairv.,” Phytologist, n.s. II (June 1857), 131-2.