There are but two climbing plants with unequally pinnate leaves given by Chapman in his order Leguminosae of the Southern States, namely, Apios tuberosa and Wistaria frutescens. Both of these are found in Northern Florida. According to Chapman, the latter plant has no stipels to its pinnules, whilst Gray notes it as bearing minute ones as well as corresponding stipules to its leaves. A specimen examined by myself, one of many similar ones, possessed stipules perhaps three-sixteenths of an inch in length and stipels half as long. The young stems and leaves were reddish and pubescent.

Sixteen species of Ludwigia are recorded as wildlings of Florida. During the month of April, 1886, the dead stems of seven of these were met with by myself, in most cases with new leaves appearing at their roots.

In this peninsular State botanizing need not cease with the fall of the leaf in September and October, as, of hundreds of plants, occupants of its dry and wet, open and forest-covered plains, everything remains undisturbed through the winter, excepting perhaps leaves and color.

Here are fruit holders of various kinds with the stems supporting them, the latter frequently decorated with brown or black crisp leaves, all nearly as perfect and readable as during the growing season lately past.

It is really pleasanter to guess at the name of these dried things as you see them where they they grow, and then to confirm or correct your guess by careful analyses on your return to your rooms, than it is to have before you the living specimens to work upon.

The tallest of the American Asters is a Southerner. It is known botanically as Aster Carolini-anus, and was first seen by the writer on the copsy borders of the water works grounds at Jacksonville, Fla. It is a rapid grower, and its stems being weakish, if unsupported by shrubbery or trees, fall in wide curves to the ground. The height attained by the plant, as observed by Chapman, is ten feet. I think, however, it may reach a greater height where vertical or oblique support is furnished it. New shoots seen by me in April had already a length of six feet with perhaps two or three months to grow before the flowers would appear.

Salix Floridana has broad leaves and very noticeable racemes of fertile flowers. I remember no willow showing such conspicuous fruit catkins before the capsules, or pods, have opened to scatter their woolly coated seeds. Would not this tree bear transplanting to Northern parks and shrubberies?

From Chapman I learn that Vitis bipinnata has no tendrils, but Gray says of this species and Vitis indivisa that they have fewer tendrils than the other species growing in the East-Mississippi river region.

All the plants of V. bipinnata seen about Jacksonville and Palatka by myself were well provided with substitutes for hands. One specimen growing over the fence of a neglected garden near the railroad depot at Jacksonville, and opposite one of the large hotels, had tendrils from ten to twelve inches in length, the earliest issuing, I think, from the fourth or fifth node. This specimen was seen on the 5th day of April.

Tradescantia Virginica is a native plant and wild in Florida. I once saw it on the river shore at Arlington, diagonally opposite Jacksonville, but whether it had been cast there with rubbish from a garden near by, or the seed had been brought upon driftwood from some point higher up the river, I, of course, could not well determine. The plant is quite common in the older gardens of the city of Jacksonville.

A shorter species with smaller leaves and flowers, the latter of a bright rose color, is T. rosea, and is credited by Chapman to Georgia and North Carolina. On the 12th of April, 1886, I saw several specimens of T. rosea in flower in an old once cultivated field just outside of Palatka, Fla., south or south-westwardly of the town.

These two species are equally attractive, and I can see no other reason why the Virginian spider wort should be given garden room and T. rosea excluded, than that the former bears a more conspicuous flower than the latter.

Old Fort San Marco, at Saint Augustine, has outer earth-works faced inwardly with a stone wall. In the dry moat, as it might be termed, between the inner and this outer line of defences of the fort, I found a number of herbaceous plants, one of which was Croton maritimum, a handsome bit of vegetation which is gray or brownish-gray in general color, by reason of a rough and hoary covering of stellate hairs.

In the crevices between the stones forming the backing to the outer embankment of earth a single specimen of Vitis incisa was most unexpectedly come upon.

This vine bears thick and fleshy trifoliate leaves, and is mentioned by Chapman as growing upon the sandy shores of Saint Vincent's Island, West Florida, and westward of that locality.

As the San Marco plant was a very small one, I was careful to remove but a single branch with its leaves, as I hoped some other wandering botanist might be gladdened like myself by a sight of it. When placed in the herbarium the leaves fell apart, a peculiarity, I find, of this and another, somewhat similar species.