725. Dupontia, R. Br

(2818.) D. Fischeri, E. Br.; Hook., Fl. II., 242.

Arctic sea-coast and islands. (Hooker, Fl.) Cape Prince of Wales, and Nottingham Island, Hudson Strait. (R. Bell.) Port Kennedy, west coast of Baffin's Bay. (Dr. Walker.) Point Barrow. (John Murdoch.) Between Repulse Bay and Cape Lady Pelly. (Br. Rae.)

(2819.) D. psilosantha, Rupt.; Symb. PL Ross. 64.

Kotzebue Sound. (Rothr. Alask.) Arctic coast to Hudson Bay. (Vasey.) Greenland. (Lange.)

726. Arctophila, Rupt

(2880.) A. fulva, Rupt.; Vasey, Cat. Grasses U.S. 88, (1885.)

Colpodium fulvum, Ledeb. Rothrock Pl;. Alask., 458. Poa fulva, Trin.; Hook., Fl. II., 247.

Kotzebue Sound. (Rothr. Alask,) Arctic coast. (Vasey.) Point Barrow. (John Murdoch.)

(2881.) A. Laestadii, Rupt.; Vasey, Cat, Grasses U.S. 88, (1885.) A. pendvlina, And.

Nottingham and Mansfield islands, Hudson Straits; coast of Hudson Bay. (R. Bell.) West coast of Hudson Bay, lat. 56°. (J. M. Macoun.)

(2882.) A. mucronata, Hack.; Vasey, Cat. Grasses U.S. 88, (1885.) Arctic coast. ( Vasey.)

727. Fluminia, Fries

(2883.) F. arundinacea, Fries.; Vasey, Cat. Grasses U.S. 88,(1885.)

Festuca borealis, Hook., Fl. II., 251. Graphephorum festucaceum, Gray.

This fine grass is found in great abundance in nearly all fresh water ponds throughout the prairie region, and northward to Peace River. (Macoun.) Ponds, Souris Plain, Man. (J. M. Macoun.) Lake of the Woods. (Burgess.)

733. Secale, Linn. (Rye)

(2936.) S. sativum, Linn.

Cultivated in most parts of the country, and occasionally met with in meadows and wheat fields.

734. Triticum, Linn. (Wheat)

(2937.) T. vulgare, Linn.

Many varieties are cultivated. It would be an interesting study if a complete series of these were grown at the Experimental Farm, and specimens of them dried and mounted for future reference. Over two hundred varieties are named and in collections in Europe. Many of the new varieties lately cultivated are no doubt old forms brought into cultivation. The Wild Goose Wheat of Edmonton turns out to be Triticum Polanicum or Poland Wheat, and was known over 150 years ago. The legend that this wheat was obtained from the crop of a wild goose may be true, as Linnaeus himself believed it to be a native of Central Asia.