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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 160 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 160
Klamath Range near [Preston Peak] =(S. ridge of the Siskiyous.) (i.e. South spur of Siskiyous west of C [Cottage Grove] Cottage Grove to Elbow Camp, Crescent City Locally= "Kelsey Trail" -Ceanothus velutinus, still abundant. -Ceanothus integerrimus, common at higher alt. -Amelanchier alnifolia,  "  " [common at higher alt.] -Arctostaphylos glauca_(see p. 186a). one shrub noted near Klamath banks -Pinus attenuata, from Elbow Camp half-way back to Cottage Grove, common. One tree had 21 circles and was 20 feet high; about 5 in. at butt. Another tree, fire-killed, 17 in. diam. at 3 ft, 45 feet high. Cones persisting within 10 ft. of base. Cones in top of tree not open. Heat not sufficiant. Tree scarcely at all burned, just fire-killed. -Ceanothus prostratus, common. -The Crescent City trail from Cottage Grove follows up a ridge and as it gets higher climbs right over the peaks on the ridge, up [and] down . We pass through beautiful woods of Douglas Fir and Black Oaks, that is to say, somewhat open. The Knob-cone Pine is rather common for these shoulders are hot and dry and we pass no water. The Knob-cone Pine continues until we enter White Fir (concolor) with which it is associated; about 4400 alt. acc. [altitude according to] Mr. Sampson's barometer. No. 2860. Penstemon. See p. 146a. Near Klamath River. No. 2861. Phlox. See p. 146a. Stamens unequal. Corolla pink white with a darker central pencil [?]. No. 2862. Streptanthus tortuosa var. oblongus  Corolla "bilabiate" in position parts, the long stamens standing out between spreading upper pair petals. Klamath River. See p. 146a. :::::::::  Preston Peak. ottage Grove) ["i.e. south spur of Siskiyous west of Cottage Grove"; cont. from prev. p.] (see p. 201 infra). See p. 202d. Trail [Crescent City Trail; from prev. p.]  July 9, 1907. Siskiyou Co. No. 2863. Clarkia amoena G. Don. Sidalcea color, some with, some without a central eye-spot of crimson. No. 2864. Collinsia linearis Gray. Corolla white but a tint of lavendar in it. Crests very prominent. No. 2865. Pinus attenuata Lemmon. Knob-cone Pine seedlings presumably. Taken from near fire-killed trees. No. 2866. Vaccinium parvifolium. 3 ft. h. Berries scarlet. No. 2867. Sedum. Fls. white. S. obtusatum Gray. -Pseudotsuga taxifolia, as to common names.  -"Douglas Fir", name applies because bark is fir-like, not fish-scaly; leaves fir-like.  -"Douglas Spruce", name applies because of general hang [and] character branchlets; and cones hanging. -We continue up and down the knobs and work right and left along the ridges. We are now high up and can see across the "valley" of the Klamath to Marble Mt. and the high ridges about it. Our attention is henceforth constantly engaged by the snowy fields of the Salmon Range which carries perpetual snow. By "Salmon Range" I mean the great dominating snowy range to the south, with definite peaks in it, and the greatest landmark anywhere southward, as elsewhere within in our vision. I asked Jimmie what the name of the range was. He said: "It lies above the south fork of the Salmon River." We camp on a prominent shoulder at a turn of the trail called "Elbow Camp" The next morning we keep on along the ridge up and down the knobs but mostly up heading for the main divide. Fire has been the great scourge of this country. The forest on the high ridges is thin and in areas entirely replaced by brush
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