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Jepson Field Book volume 1 page 184 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 1 page 184
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Vacaville, Dec, 1898.  - Buckeye, fringing the bases of low hills, beginning where the plain rises sharply to the easy ascent, never on the plains. Their barren branches almost as white as skeletons, standing like or almost like ghosts against the dull brown or dark soil of the foothills, which have been eaten clean by cattle in the long dry summer. Whiteness of the trees suggests skeletons huddled together in the hollows on north or east slopes.  - Quercus Douglasii, now losing its leaves which are turned to a  yellowish brown, shining reddish or even golden brown in the winter sunlight. :::::::::  San Francisco.  - Soap Lake = "Alkali Valley" of my "calendar" -- near San Felipe. So called, says Fred Hermann, because of the Soap Plant which grows about it. By others said to be because of a mill where wool of sheep was washed. -- Very alkaline. Soil alkaline down to 24 feet. Spreckles people trying to drain and reclaim it. Canal put in by Miller. Country in direction of San Benito and Panoche very broken, subject to great erosion, landslides. Desolation in summer. White hills, the vegetation bleached white. [- about 1899]
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