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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 6 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 6
Berkeley - Aesculus californica. Miss Ruth Ruddock says: -- Near Lower Lake, our ranch the terminal Buckeye flower comes into anthesis first, then the other flowers of the thyrse from below upward. Nicotiana [either bigelovii or attenuata] gathered in quantities by the Indians for tobacco this summer. Mr. Ruddock says: Limbs fall after the sap is all up in the Valley Oak and in the driest and most quiet weather. That is why the people call it Mush Oak. The fracture is a straight across fracture, not a splintery one. - Flowers below J.O. Pass. Miss Haskell & Miss Bruce, of dif. parties, says the display very fine here in end of July, 1912. - Tallest Redwood. Allan Carpenter says: There is simply glorious timber on Bull Creek in Humboldt Co. It is prime. And a lot of it. It is very dense, so dense that Oxalis does not grow and it has ::::::::: Aug. 18, 1912.  to be pretty dense because Oxalis is the characteristic growth under Redwood. The trees average 300 ft. h. I am confident. they are so tall you cannot pick out the tallest ones. They simply go up and lose themselves in the sky. Well we went to an elevation and from the elevation we could pick out a number of big ones, some especially tall ones stood out above the general level. They must have been very tall for that. But when you leave the elevation and go down into the miles of timber, you lose the tall trees right away. You cant locate them. An ant might get on a post and look over a wheat field and pick out a tall stalk, but
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