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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 56 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 56
San Carlos Creek (San Benito Co.) Idria to Foothills c. 2500 ft. May 13, 1907  No. 2733. San Carlos Creek. Lastarriaea chilensis. No. 2734. Allium peninsulare Lemmon. Sandy soil. San C. [Carlos] Creek. No. 2735. Lupinus subvexus. See p. 564. The banner very long and erect, white. Note the position of the wings on the fruit and the style in fruit. New var! at least. No. 2736. Delphinium parryi Gray. Sandy soil. No. 2737. Chorizanthe perfoliata. Sandy soil. No. 2738. Abronia pogonantha Heimerl. Purple/Lobes notched. No. 2739. Monolepis nuttalliana Greene. No. 2740. Lepidium dictyotum Gray. No. 2741. Caulanthus inflatus Wats. Purple fls. [flowers]. No. 2742. Bromus rubens L. No. 2743. Hordeum leporinum Link. The more abundant Hordeum murinum L. See p. 59. [Comments to _2742 and 2743:] The two chief and practically the only grasses or plants on the great grassy plain between Mendota and mouth of San Carlos Creek. The  ::::::::: San Carlos Creek (San Benito Co.) (cf. pp. 52-54)  After striking the road that is after coming up out of the San Benito Canyon, we followed this road over San Benito Peak's shoulders and down to the village of New Idria. We did not stop at the village or the mine. The quicksilver mine here is famous. The output has been exceeded by only 5 other older mines: the Idria and Monte Amiata in Italy, the Almaden in Spain, the Huan Cavellica in Peru, and the New Almaden near San Jose. This year its output was exceeded only by the two mines in Italy (1937). In the last half of 1937 it averaged 15,960 pounds per month. New Idria was discovered by a Mexican prospector in 1852 who was slain shortly afterward. Whereupon there was a wild scramble for the property-a series of events so exciting that Bret Harte wrote them into his "Story of a Mine." The above as to Idria is abstracted from P.G. and E. Progress, vol. 15, no. 2 (Jan. 1938). After leaving Idria we trailed down the road which

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