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Jepson Field Book volume 27 page 110 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 27 page 110
San Bernardino    May 19, 20, 21 ---------- Forest in Mill Creek Canon, at Forest Home circa 5000 ft.  -Pinus ponderosa. One tree = 18 ft. 6. in circ. at 4 ft. Another = 18 ft. 8 in. circ. at 4 ft. - Pinus lambertiana. - Libocedrus decurrens. - Quercus Kelloggii. - Abies concolor. - Acer macrophyllum.    This forest is a thin one canon bottom and in the colonies on the sides of canon walls. Alnus rhombifolia along streams. ---------- - Dr. C.C. Parry lived at Crafton in east end of San Bernardino Valley for a time in 1876 and there discovered Chorizanthe parryi and other new plants. W.F. Parish of San B. was interested in plants, loved their beauty and loved to have them in a garden, but had no scientific bent towards plants. It was, however. W.F. Parish's interest in plants which directed the attention of S.B. Parish towards them, who first of all wanted to know their scientific names. W.F. Parish had a collection ::::::::: 15-23 May 1913. ----------  of florists catalogs but nothing more. The brothers wanted to find out about the new Lilium parryi but could find no mention of it in the catalogs. Came Lemmon to San Bernardino who named wrongly a half-dozen plants for S.B. Parish (wrongly as Parish afterwards discovered and intentionally on Lemmon's part as he believes), telling Parish meanwhile that it was customary to send a fee of 50 cents for each species named. This intelligence rather dashed Parish's interest but he soon met Parry and learned that there were other kinds of botanists than those who wanted a fee for naming a specimen, for Parry was a most delightful and charming man.    But the Lemmon's were full of guile and they certainly made a very unfavorable impression upon their associates at the New Orleans Cotton Centennial for example. (See p. 120). The Lemmons were dreadfully impecunious. They couldn't or wouldn't work -- Mr. Lemmon was probably always too feeble constitutionally -- and their only graft was botany which had never been exploited in the state in the way in which they exploited it. They got passes from the railway and advertised themselves wherever they went. When in later years I fell heir to the Lemmons I accepted them as "honorary members" as others had done before me. Lemmon was carried as a Dead Head on the Erythea list and, so on.
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