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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 24 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 24
Benicia May 5, 1907  marked inroads have been made on the original supply or resource. Most all California tanners are using Quebracho.  Goshen Junction, Tulare Co. [County], May 8, [19]'07  No. 2651. Atriplex phyllostegia Wats. On alkali, often 3 times as large, but the larger plants on spots less alkaline and still green.  No. 2652. Nitrophila occidentalis. Sepals 5, faintly flesh-color, the stamens 5 and opposite them. Flowers usually 3 in the axil, the central one sessile, the lateral shortly pedicelled, with a bract and two laterally placed short bractlets. ::::::::: Coalinga, May 9, 1907.  From Goshen Junction to Armona the railway runs through the Hanford district. Westward it passes through or rather over one of the most desolate plains imaginable. Nothing but dry grass as far as one may see. Occasionally, a dry water course with willow and some cottonwood. We go on and on, past Huron the acme of desolate shanty towns of the San Joaquin plain and finally I see the derricks sticking out of the foothills, at this distance like pine trees following a ledge outcropping. Coalinga shows every evidence of being an oil town. The strange attracts less attention on the street than in Fresno. We dined in Whisky

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