12), and settled in some of the southern counties (Wilts, Hants and Somerset).
The roots are prevented from fulfilling their function of taking up water and salts from the soil; the leaves accordingly droop, and the whole plant wilts and in bad attacks dies.
Societies were also formed in Somerset, Wilts, Gloucestershire, Leicester, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and the south of Yorkshire.
The Wilts and Berks canal, joining the Thames at Abingdon, is disused.
See "Victoria County History": Wilts; James Waglen, History of Marlboro (London, 1854).