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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 48 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 48
Mellen, Ariz.    425 ft. ---------- No. 5191. Cyperus strigosus [ferax Rich.]. River bench near Needles. [San Bernardino Co.] No. 5192. Ammania coccinea Rottb. River bench near Needles No. 5193. Corispermum emarginatum Rydb. With preced. - Bought our groceries of the Needles cooperative store. They have a fine fresh stock and do a business of _12,000.00 per mo! - Mesquite: (Prosopis juliflora) A useful tree says Rennie, a common resource for posts in the Palo Verde valley. Beans excellent feed for horses for cattle the meat is white and "awfully good". The Indians gather the beans and sell them at 25 cents a sack to the settlers. The Indians go down in the overflowed lands when they are thick on the ground ::::::::: Oct. 23, 1912. ---------- and harvest them. The Palo Verde tree isnt good for much, especially as compared with the Mesquite, Screwbean and Ironwood. - Desert blacksmith put a wavy or undulate wedge into their axe heads & tools. Such a wedge will keep a head tight in the dry desert air when nothing else will. - Our boat, The Lotus is 17 ft. long and 4 ft. 9 in (at the stern) broad.  No. 5194. Euphorbia [polycarpa Benth. approaching var. hirtella Boiss.] Perennial. Rocky river cliffs No. 5195. Phoradendron [californicum Nutt.] On mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) often kills the mesquite or hastens its death. Mellen, Colorado River. No. 5202    See p. 55  Comp. Branching shrub 2 1/4 ft. h
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